Alaska, Parakeet Auklet (Aethia psittacula), Breeding migrant


Species with a wide distribution, nesting in the Aleutian Islands, in Bearing Sea and Gulf of Alaska. The conservation status is “least concern”.

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This auklet breeds from June to August, but is variable depending on latitude


The Alaskan breeding population is estimated at 1000000 birds at 195 colony sites. The St. George colony contains over 50% of the Alaska population.


It nests on sea coasts and offshore islands, mainly in crevices on rocky sea cliffs, but also in burrows on talus slopes and on rocky beaches. It feeds on open sea.


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Breeding migrant
  • Alaska Seabird Information Series, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Management Nongame Program November 2006