Migratory Birds

Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council (AMBCC)


Emperor Goose in Gibson Cove. Photo Credit: Lisa Hupp, USFWS.












AMBCC Kodiak Regional Management Body 

With funding from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak acts as the representative for all of the Kodiak Archipelago Tribes on the Kodiak Archipelago Regional Management Body for the Alaska Migratory Birds Co-Management Council.

Kodiak Regional Management Body Meetings are held in the Spring (February or March) and Fall (August) at Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak to review and make recommendations on any regulatory proposals received for migratory bird harvests. Concerns by the Kodiak AMBCC are then brought forward to the Statewide AMBCC Meetings in the Spring (first week of April) and Fall (late August/early September). The Kodiak AMBCC Chair or Alternate Chair attends these meetings on behalf of the Kodiak AMBCC.

Kodiak AMBCC Representatives:

Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor – Melissa Berns (Kodiak AMBCC Chair)
Native Village of Afognak – Chrismon Ward
Native Village of Akhiok – Roy Rastopsoff
Native Village of Karluk – Ronny Lind
Native Village of Larsen Bay – Virginia Stanton
Native Village of Ouzinkie – Fred Shanagin
Native Village of Port Lions – Sonny Squartsoff
Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak – John Reft
Tangirnaq Native Village & Kaguyak Village – Vacant
Member-at-large – Coral Chernoff (Kodiak AMBCC Alternate Chair)

For more information on the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, please visit: https://www.fws.gov/alaska/ambcc/Index.htm

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Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak is also the regional coordinator for all of the Kodiak Archipelago Tribes in working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for gathering subsistence management data and traditional knowledge for the benefit of local Tribes.


Update August 1, 2017 – Kodiak Bird and Egg Subsistence Harvest Survey 

The Kodiak Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council (AMBCC) Road Committee is conducting an anonymous and confidential survey seeking public input to develop potential harvest regulation proposals to allow harvest in the now closed Kodiak Island Roaded Area.

Please find the Kodiak Bird and Egg Subsistence Harvest Survey online here and paper version here.

The survey takes about five minutes to complete. We are interested in hearing from all Kodiak Archipelago residents. Please help us by distributing the survey to your contacts.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Kelly Krueger at 486-4449.


Emperor Goose Information 2017 

Update August 8, 2017 – Emperor Goose hunting is OPEN for the 2017-18 fall/winter season. A hunter may harvest only 1 Emperor Goose during this hunt. Please see this website for the regulations and this flyer for FAQs.

Update March 31, 2017 – The Spring-Summer Subsistence Harvest will legally open on time. See the official press release here. The Subsistence season includes harvest for Emperor Goose. See this fact sheet for more information on the Spring-Summer Subsistence Harvest for Emperor Goose on Kodiak Island.

See this Alaska Public Media article for information on the proposed hunt and how wildlife managers are urging the conservative hunting of emperor goose.

For more information on Subsistence Migratory Bird Harvest on the Kodiak Archipelago, please visit the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge website: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/visit/rules_and_regulations/migbird.html