Important Bird Areas in Nevada
The Lahontan Audubon Society initiated the Nevada Important Bird Area Program (NV IBA Program) in 2001. The goal of this program was to improve the coordination of bird conservation in areas that were important to migratory, breeding, and wintering birds. The NV IBA Program is focused on working with various partners, from federal and state agencies to local governments to landowners to other conservation organizations throughout Nevada to protect these areas that have been identified as important for birds.
The NV IBA Program has identified 40 Important Bird Areas. Important Bird Areas are landscapes that have been delineated and recognized as possessing significant and vital habitat resources that are important for a species or a suite of species of birds during part or all of their life cycle.
For a list of the Nevada Important Bird Areas, associated conservation action plans, maps, and detailed descriptions, please visit the Nevada Important Bird Areas webpage on the National Audubon Society’s website.
For more information on the National IBA Program (click here).