Massachusetts Important Bird Areas
IBA Criteria Category 5
Sites important for long-term research and/or monitoring
projects that contribute substantially to ornithology, bird conservation,
are generally sites with a distinguished record and/or unique potential
for long-term monitoring, or that possess exceptional educational
value. Such sites may occur within urban, suburban, or rural settings.
Evidence should be cited documenting the area’s value, such as through
publications of research conducted at the site, or reports/evaluations
for nonacademic educational facilities. Insofar as these sites are
not necessarily essential habitats for birds, they are technically
not Important Bird Areas, but they are nevertheless considered important
to identify and conserve.
View Criteria Category (1), (2), (3),