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Virginia Important Bird Areas

Above from left to right: Delmarva Bayside Marshes IBA,, photo by Bryan Watts; Black-throated Blue Warbler, photo by Bryan Watts; Manassas National Battlefield Park IBA, photo by Aimee Weldon; Golden-winged Warbler, photo by Jethro Runco; Allegheny Highlands IBA,, photo by Aimee Weldon

IBA Contact
Mary Elfner
IBA Coordinator


Audubon Links

Virginia Audubon Council

National Audubon Society


IBA Partners

Coastal Zone Management Program

VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Virginia Society of Ornithology

Center for
Conservation Biology


VA IBA Nomination

Nomination Form (.pdf)

Instructions (.pdf)

Nomination Form (.doc)

Instructions (.doc)




Check out the links below to learn more about the birds and habitats supported in some of Virginia's IBAs. These fact sheets include maps of the IBA boundaries, highlight the key species and habitats supported, and describe the primary conservation concerns affecting birds and habitats within them.

We thank the Center for Conservation Biology for their significant contribution toward creating the IBA maps and synthesizing the information for the coastal plain IBA fact sheets. Financial support for this effort was provided by the Department of Environmental Quality's Coastal Zone Management Program.

More fact sheets for other IBAs in Virginia will be coming soon so keep checking back as we continue to update the website!

See list of Virginia IBAs for information on these and other IBAs in the state, or search for particular IBAs through the IBA Search Tool.


Outer Coastal Plain Important Bird Areas


Inner Coastal Plain Important Bird Areas


Ridge and Valley Important Bird Areas

Piedmont Important Bird Areas

Upper Blue Ridge Mountains IBA , photo by Aimee Weldon

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Updated February 2012
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