Important Bird Areas

Identifying and protecting the habitat birds need to thrive and survive is the key to conservation.

Onondaga Lake Photo: Victoria, Flickr cc

The Important Bird Areas (IBAs) program is one of Audubon New York's flagship conservation programs. This program, part of an international effort in 130 countries, identifies, monitors, and protecs habitats critical to the success of bird populations. Across New York, more than 130 IBAs have been recognized as significant places for birds to survive and thrive. 

What is an Important Bird Area?
Important Bird Areas

The Important Bird Area Program

What it means to be an Important Bird Area (IBA).

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Saving Important Bird Areas
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Saving Important Bird Areas

The power of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) cannot be overstated.

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Adopt an IBA
Important Bird Areas

Adopt an IBA

Local groups can play a vital role in furthering the goals of the IBA Program.

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Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve is an Important Bird Area
Important Bird Areas

Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve is an Important Bird Area

Vital wetlands and grasslands habitat under permanent protection

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The Importance of Onondaga Lake as an IBA
Important Bird Areas

The Importance of Onondaga Lake as an IBA

A tremendous story of recovery and revitalization

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