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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
Smith Lakes Recognized State Berrien
Pinckney Recreation Area Recognized State Livingston
Flat River State Game Area & Flat River (Keene Twp.) Recognized State
Sturgeon River Sloughs Wildlife Area Recognized State
Upper Paw Paw River (40th St. to Lawrence) Recognized State Van Buren
Hillsdale Co. Henslow's Sparrow privatelands Recognized State
Otis Sanctuary Recognized State Barry
Huron National Forest (Golden-winged Warbler management units) Recognized State
Warren Dunes State Park Recognized State Berrien
Sault Sainte Marie Clay Plain Recognized State Chippewa
Tahquamenon Falls State Park & Munising Moraine IV LTA Recognized State Chippewa
Rose Lake Wildlife Area Recognized State Clinton
Yellow Dog Plains Recognized State Marquette
Sleeper Lake burn Recognized State
Winegar Moraine and Iron Co. Northern Goshawk IBA Recognized State Iron
Niagara Escarpment 1 LTA Recognized State Chippewa
Rudyard Clay Plain Recognized State Chippewa
Grand Traverse Bay basin (Albert Ecoregion Vii.5.2) Recognized State
Pigeon Country moraines Recognized State Otsego
Gladwin Lake Plain Recognized State Midland


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