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Michigan IBA Contact

Erin Rowan

Michigan IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 10 1,476,674
State 93 3,864,042
Total 103 5,340,716

Visit our {link:Michigan IBA Blog|http://michiganiba.blogspot.com} and {link:website|http://www.audubon.org/bird/iba/michigan}! Michigan IBA Program Overview The Michigan Important Bird Areas Program officially began in March 2006 by a coalition of four managing partners: Audubon, Detroit Audubon Society, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Michigan Audubon Society. Coordinator Caleb Putnam assembled a technical committee of state officials and bird experts, which devised and applied a rigorous set of criteria. This process has resulted in the identification of 102 IBAs, completed in September of 2010. Nine of these IBAs are now recognized as globally significant by the national IBA Technical Committee. IBA program coordinator Caleb Putnam is now the vice chair of the Coordinating Council of the Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative (MiBCI), and is working to build partnerships resulting in the long term monitoring and conservation of these sites.

Site Namesort descending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Port Huron Hawk Watch Recognized State St. Clair
Port Inland Recognized State
Raco Plains & Wilwin Wetland Recognized State Chippewa
Rocky Island (Lake Michigan) Recognized State Delta
Rose Lake Wildlife Area Recognized State Clinton
Round Island (Bay de Noc) Recognized State Delta
Rudyard Clay Plain Recognized State Chippewa
Saginaw Bay Recognized Global Huron
Saginaw Bay- Tawas Bay Recognized State
Sand Products and Epoufette Island shoal Recognized State
Sault Sainte Marie Clay Plain Recognized State Chippewa
Scarecrow Island Recognized State
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State
Sevenmile Point/Thorneswift Nature Preserve/Petoskey State Park beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State Emmet
Sharonville State Game Area Recognized State Jackson
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State
Shiawassee River State Game Area Recognized State
Sleeper Lake burn Recognized State
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore mainland (including Donner Point to Dimmick's Point and Glen Arbor Twp beaches) Recognized Global
Smith Lakes Recognized State Berrien


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