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Important Bird Areas (IBA)

The Nongame Wildlife Program and Audubon Minnesota This link leads to an external site.have launched an innovative program aimed at conserving critical bird habitats.

Habitat loss remains the greatest threat to bird populations around the world, across America, and right here in Minnesota where 20% of our bird species are at risk. Minnesota Important Bird Areas will help solve this problem!

Important Bird Areas are voluntary and non-regulatory, and part of an international conservation effort. The program relies on participation of private landowners, public land managers, and community members to: