50 million seabirds nest along Alaska’s coast. Some 40 million of those
nest on Alaska Maritime Refuge lands – more than found anywhere else in
The islands and coastal lands of the Alaska Maritime Refuge are bird magnets:
- For seabirds whose only other home is the ocean.
- For birds migrating along Asian routes and needing to rest and eat.
- For birds that evolved on these remote islands and breed nowhere else (called endemic species).