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.
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.