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Michigan IBA Contact

Caleb Putnam

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 ascending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Port Inland Recognized State
Port Huron Hawk Watch Recognized State St. Clair
Pointe Mouillee State Game Area Recognized State Monroe, Wayne
Pointe Betsie beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State
Pointe Aux Chenes Recognized State
Pinckney Recreation Area Recognized State Livingston
Pigeon Country moraines Recognized State Otsego
Peshekee Highlands LTA Recognized State Marquette
P. H. Hoeft State Park beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State
Otis Sanctuary Recognized State Barry
Ogontz Bay Marshes Identified State Delta
North Point/Fisherman's Island State Park beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State
North Point Recognized State
Niagara Escarpment 1 LTA Recognized State Chippewa
Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area Recognized State
Muskegon Wastewater Management System Recognized State
Muskegon State Park beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State
Muskegon State Game Area Recognized State
Murphy Lake State Game Area Identified State
Midland Cogeneration Venture Ponds/Dow Ponds Recognized State Midland


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