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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 Name Statussort descending Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Lower Au Sable River and Iosco Co. Northern Goshawk IBA Identified State
Ogontz Bay Marshes Identified State Delta
Murphy Lake State Game Area Identified State
Allegan State Game Area & Kalamazoo River (Galesburg to Saugatuck) Recognized Global
Lake Michigan Long-tailed Duck IBA Recognized Global
Austin Lake & Upjohn Pond Recognized State
Baker Sanctuary (Bernard W.) Recognized State Calhoun
Brockway Mountain Hawk Watch Recognized State
Fort Custer Training Center and Recreation Area Recognized Global
Galien River/Warren Woods Recognized State Berrien
Grand Marais to Whitefish Point beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State
Haehnle Sanctuary Recognized State Jackson
Lake Erie Metropark Recognized State Wayne
Midland Cogeneration Venture Ponds/Dow Ponds Recognized State Midland
Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area Recognized State
North Point Recognized State
Pointe Mouillee State Game Area Recognized State Monroe, Wayne
Lake St. Clair Recognized State St. Clair, Wayne
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State


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