- Buldir Island (Alaska)
Buldir Island (also sometimes written Buldyr; Idmaax [Bergsland, K "Aleut Dictionary" Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1994] in Aleut) is a small island in the western
Aleutian Islandsof the U.S. state of Alaska. It lies midway between the Near Islandsin the West and the Rat Islandsin the East. The island is home to 21 species of breeding seabirds, making it the most diverse seabird colony in the Northern Hemisphere. The island's colonies include Crested Auklets and Least Auklets, as well as puffins, storm-petrels and other species. It is one of only four locations in the world where Red-legged Kittiwakes breed.
The island is small, with an area of just 19.291 km² (7.4482 sq mi). It is 7 km long and 4 km wide. There was no human population reported by the 2000 census. The two major
volcanoes on the island are the Buldir Volcano, which forms most of the island, and the East Cape Volcano, which forms the island's northeast section. Buldir Volcano is the taller, reaching 656 meters in height, the highest point on the island. The coastlines along the island are often comprised of tall steep cliffs.
* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-tree_id=4001&-transpose=N&-redoLog=false&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=100$10000US020160001001146&-search_results=100$10000US021500001002007&-format=&-_lang=en&-show_geoid=Y Buldir Island: Block 1146, Census Tract 1, Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska] United States Census Bureau
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