Saving Important Bird Areas

Millions of Western Sandpipers use the Copper River Delta Important Bird Area during spring migration. Photo: Milo Burcham

A global initiative of BirdLife International, implemented by Audubon and local partners in the United States, the Important Bird Areas Program (IBA) is an effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to breeding, migrating, and wintering birds. Because of the vast, intact habitats in Alaska, there are more globally significant IBAs in this state than any other in the U.S.

Alaska's Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas

Alaska's Important Bird Areas

Alaska holds the most globally-significant Important Bird Areas of any state in the U.S.

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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Important Bird Areas

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

Home of the largest gathering of Bald Eagles in the world.

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Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
Important Bird Areas

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Izembek is an important migration and breeding area for many species.

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