Saving Important Bird Areas

Protecting the places birds need most

Burrowing Owl Photo: Fi Rust/Audubon Photography Awards

Audubon Washington participates in the Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program, a global effort spanning more than 100 countries on every continent. Together with BirdLife International, Audubon is working with members and conservation partners to identify those places that are critical to birds during some part of their life cycle – breeding, wintering, feeding, or migrating. The program’s goal is to identify these sites and then to focus stewardship efforts on protecting these areas. 

Important Bird Areas in Washington
Important Bird Areas

Important Bird Areas in Washington

Washington has identified 75 Important Bird Areas.

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IBA Stewardship
Important Bird Areas

IBA Stewardship

Important Bird Areas rely on you for protection.

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Coastal IBAs
Important Bird Areas

Coastal IBAs

Conserving marine birds along the Pacific Flyway.

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Wildlife Moment: Teddy Roosevelt wouldn't like what's going on in Oregon
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Wildlife Moment: Teddy Roosevelt wouldn't like what's going on in Oregon

Yakima Valley Audubon President, Andy Stepniewski, discusses the history of Malheur NWR and its importance as a place of refuge for wildlife and the public.

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