Massachusetts Important Bird Areas (IBA)
What is an IBA?
An IBA (Important Bird Area) is a site providing essential habitat to one or more species of breeding, wintering, and/or migrating birds. The primary goals of the IBA Program are:
- To identify, nominate, and designate key sites that contribute to the preservation of significant bird populations or communities.
- To provide information that will help land managers evaluate areas for habitat management and/or land acquisition.
- To activate public and private participation in bird conservation efforts.
- To provide public education and community outreach opportunities.
IBA Program Brochure
We have an informational brochure about the IBA program that is available for distribution at birding meetings and events. If interested, please contact [email protected] for more information.
Locations of IBA sites around the state of Massachusetts. Find a Site >
What criteria does a site need to meet in order to be nominated for IBA designation? Learn More >