Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

National Reserve
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This area includes a coastal plain extending to the Bering Sea, in southwest Alaska in the United States of America. It is the second largest reserve covering the deltas of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and Nelson and Nunivak islands.
In the area there are the following habitats: sea area, deltas, beaches, mudflats, marshes, bogs, swamps, rivers, permanent ponds, coastal plains, islands, scrub, forests, valleys and mountains.

Ornithological importance

In this area occurs one of the largest aggregations of waterfowl, shorebirds and seabirds in the world, as nesting or staging area. Highlight to the Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), Emperor Goose (Chen canagica), Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), American Wigeon (Anas americana), Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri), Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri), Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), Common Guillemot (Uria aalge), Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Parakeet Auklet (Aethia psittacula), Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) and Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica).

Geographic information

61.368886°, -163.714528°



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Conservation status

  • National Reserve
    • Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
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