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Alabama IBA Contact

Andy Coleman

Alabama IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 6 526,721
State 10 235,229
Total 16 761,950

Alabama is new to the Important Bird Areas Program. Earlier informal efforts led to unofficial recognition of some of the state's most important bird areas, providing a basis upon which an official IBA program can be built. The current effort involves representatives from Audubon, the Alabama Ornithological Society, South Alabama Birding Association, Alabama Natural Heritage Program, Alabama Partners in Flight, Auburn University, US Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Site Namesort descending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Bankhead National Forest Identified State Franklin, Lawrence, Winston
Bon Secour NWR and Peninsula Identified State Baldwin D1
Conecuh National Forest Identified Global Covington, Escambia D1
Dauphin Island Identified Global Mobile
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge Identified Global Barbour D1
Fort Morgan Historical Park Merged Baldwin
Grand Bay Savannah Identified State Mobile
Key Cave NWR Identified State D1
Mobile/Tensaw Delta Identified State Baldwin, Mobile D1
Perdido Longleaf Hills FW Identified State Baldwin D1
Splinter Hill Bog FW Identified State Baldwin D1
State Cattle Ranch/Black Belt Identified State Hale D1
Talladega National Forest (Oakmulgee District) Identified Global Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale, Perry, Tuscaloosa
Talladega NF (Shoal Creek/Talladega District) - Mt Longleaf NWR Identified Global Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Talladega D1
Tuskegee National Forest Potential State Macon D1
Walls of Jericho/Skyline WMA Identified State Jackson D1
Wehle-Barbour Identified State Barbour D1
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Identified Global Limestone, Madison, Morgan D1
William B. Bankhead National Forest Merged Franklin, Lawrence, Winston