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New Jersey IBA Contact

Jean Lynch

New Jersey IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 7 320,183
Continental 24 2,113,513
State 92 1,374,556
Total 123 3,808,252

New Jersey Audubon Society, working closely with the New Jersey Endangered and Non-game Species Program and the National Audubon Society, has expanded the IBA initiative in NJ with the Important Bird and Birding Area (IBBA) Program. This program identifies areas that provide essential habitats for sustaining bird populations (Bird Areas) as well as areas that are exceptional for bird watching (Birding Areas). The objectives of the NJ IBBA Program include: ? Identification of a network of sites that will help sustain naturally occurring populations of birds in NJ and sites that are exceptional for bird watching. ? Ensuring the continued viability of these areas through conservation and ecotourism efforts. ? Raising public awareness of the value of habitat for birds and other native wildlife. ? Generating increased support for conservation by educating private industry, landowners, and other stakeholders about the economic and educational value of birdwatching. Following a rigourous nomination and review period, NJ?s IBBA Program now recognizes over 120 IBAs throughout the state. These sites represent a variety of different habitat types and support a wide range of breeding, wintering and migrating species of birds. NJAS has established a great many partnerships with key stakeholders, including members of governmental agencies, conservation organizations, educational institutions, local communities and private landowners, to implement habitat conservation strategies at IBAs. An integral component of NJAS? conservation efforts includes habitat conservation and forest stewardship workshops through which NJAS connects private landowners with voluntary incentive programs that can assist them with implemenation of conservation practices. This approach brings a broad constituency together in a spirit of partnership that will ensure the successful conservation of IBAs. NJAS has also begun implementing citizen science monitoring at IBAs. Data collection will contribute to a growing site-specific avian and habitat database. Citizen scientist monitoring will also allow us to assess the impacts of various conservation strategies on birds and other wildlife. The incorporation of research into conservation action is vital to achieving effective conservation.

Site Namesort descending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Mouth of Delaware Bay Recognized State Cape May D4i, D4iv
Mullica River Corridor Recognized Continental Atlantic, Burlington B3, D1, D3, D4vii
Musconetcong Gorge Recognized State Hunterdon D3
Nantuxent Cove Wetlands Complex Recognized State Cumberland D1, D3, D4ii, D4v, D4vii
National Park Dredge Spoils Recognized State Gloucester D1
Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers Recognized State Monmouth D1, D4i, D4ii
North Brigantine Natural Area Recognized State Atlantic D1, D3, D4i, D4v
North Shore Coastal Ponds Complex Recognized State Monmouth, Ocean D1, D3, D4i, D4ii, D5
Northern Musconetcong Mountain Region Recognized State Hunterdon, Morris D1, D3
Northern Pine Barrens Recognized Continental Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Monmouth, Ocean B3
Old Mine Road Recognized Global Warren B3, D1, D3, D4vii, D5
Oldmans, Raccoon, Birch Creeks and Pedricktown Region Recognized State Gloucester, Salem D1, D3, D4ii
Open Waters of Delaware Bay Recognized State D4i, D4ii
Oradell Reservoir and Woods Recognized State Bergen D4ii, D4vii
Palisades Interstate Park Recognized State Bergen D1, D4vi, D4vii
Palmyra Cove Nature Park Recognized State Burlington D1, D3, D4vii
Parvin State Park Recognized State Salem D3, D4vii
Peaslee Wildlife Management Area Recognized Continental Atlantic, Cumberland B3, D1, D3, D4vii
Pequannock Watershed Recognized Global Morris, Passaic, Sussex B3, D1, D3, D4vi, D4vii
Picatinny Arsenal North/Denmark Lake Recognized State Morris D1, D3, D4ii, D4vii


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