sixty Important Bird Areas have been identified along
the U.S. Gulf Coast stretching from Texas to Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, with some already
being affected by the recent Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
These Important Bird Areas are crucial to numerous bird
species, including some of conservation concern.
below for a listing and more information on the identified
Important Bird Areas in the greater Gulf region and
their key species.
Image: Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico, 19 June 2010.
Photo-like image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging
Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite from
Earth Observatory website.