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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 Status Prioritysort descending Counties IBA Criteria
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
Tawas Point State Park Recognized State
Whitefish Point Recognized State
Kalamazoo Nature Center grasslands Recognized State
Muskegon Wastewater Management System Recognized State
Maple River State Game Area Recognized State Clinton
Port Huron Hawk Watch Recognized State St. Clair
Shiawassee River State Game Area Recognized State
Thorn Lake Recognized State Jackson
Big Sable point beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State Mason
Pointe Aux Chenes Recognized State
Port Inland Recognized State
Wilderness State Park, Bliss Twp., and Cross Village beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State Emmet
Lower Au Sable River and Iosco Co. Northern Goshawk IBA Identified State
Baraga Plains Recognized State
Beaver Islands Colonial Waterbirds IBA Recognized State
Isle Royale National Park Recognized State


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