Audubon Arizona has identified 48 sites across Arizona as being critically important to the ongoing survival of wild bird populations. These sites, or Important Bird Areas (IBAs), are incredibly diverse in location, habitat, and importance to birds.
Some IBAs are riparian corridors along rivers and streams, while some are within the Sky Islands of Southeastern Arizona. Others are in the coniferous forests above the Mogollon Rim, while others are in Arizona's low deserts. Sites can be identified for a number of reasons - they could be important to resident birds, wintering birds, or migrants and often support species of special conservation status.
Do you want to learn more about Arizona's IBAs? Take a virtual tour below or view it full screen here.