Sunday, January 18, 2009

Important Bird Area Signs

In Decembrer 2008, our Important Bird Area (IBA) signs that went up to inform the public that Chiniak Bay is an IBA of Global Significance. These area hosts large wintering populations of three birds of conservation concern status: Steller's Eider, Emperor Geese, and large flocks of Black Oystercatchers.

Special Thanks to Rob Greene at the Department of Transportation who posted the signs at Women's Bay and Kalsin Bay. The Kodiak State Parks also posted one at the mouth of the Buskin River. All three sign sites are on the rim of Chiniak Bay which provides excellent habitat for these vulnerable species of very special birds.

* Note: We do not have a picture of the sign at Buskin River.

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