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Neotropical Migrants of Conservation Concern:
Focus on Eighteen Waterbird Species
American Golden-Plover, Photo by OW Johnson/USFWS
The first phase of this Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act project has focused on the conservation of Important Bird Areas supporting populations of eighteen migrant waterbird species, all of which are on the Audubon WatchList.
Through analyses of data compiled to date in the Important Bird Areas database, approximately 380 identified or recognized Important Bird Areas throughout the U.S. had reported the occurrence of one or more of these species in breeding, wintering, or in passage.
See the table below for information on the focal waterbird species. To view details of Important Bird Areas for each species, click species name.
Species distribution data for maps provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2005. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 2.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA
For general information about the Important Bird Areas Program, see http://www.audubon.org/bird/iba/. To search the IBA Search tool for information on additional Important Bird Areas throughout the country, click here.
This project has been possible thanks to the generous support of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grant of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Last Updated 30 January 2007