Conservation

Important Bird Areas

Audubon South Carolina is working to identify a network of sites that provide critical habitat for birds.

The National Audubon Society and Audubon South Carolina are working to identify a network of sites that provide critical habitat for birds. This effort is known as the Important Bird Areas Program (IBA). Audubon South Carolina recognizes that habitat loss and fragmentation are very serious threats facing birds around the world. The IBA program is a global effort to identify areas that are most important for maintaining bird populations, and focus conservation efforts at protecting these sites.

Audubon South Carolina is working to identify places within our State that are critical to birds during some part of their life cycle i.e. breeding, wintering, feeding or migrating. Each IBA nominee is submitted to a review process and, with the voluntary cooperation of the landowner, becomes designated as important to birdlife in South Carolina.

Audubon South Carolina's IBA Program has designated forty-nine sites as Important Bird Areas. The designated sites comprise over 1,300,000 acres and represent most of South Carolina's major habitat types, from the southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic coast.

To Learn More About Audubon South Carolina's Important Bird Areas Program Contact:

Paul Koehler
Important Bird Areas Coordinator
Audubon South Carolina
4542 Silver Bluff Rd.
Jackson, SC 29831
(803) 471-0291

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