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New York IBA Contact

Jillian Liner

New York IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 16 5,592,124
Continental 5 342,324
State 111 1,576,937
Total 132 7,511,385

Learn about IBAs on Lake Champlain! Five IBAs are highlighted in videos, as part of a project funded by the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Watch Videos Now The Important Bird Area (IBA) Program of Audubon New York, in cooperation with a host of partners, has identified 136 critical bird breeding, migratory stop-over, feeding, and over-wintering areas in the state. Important Bird Areas have been identified throughout New York in all types of habitats, including forests, shrub/scrub, grasslands, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and bodies of water. Since 1997 Audubon New York has been engaged in many efforts aimed at achieving conservation successes at IBAs. These efforts include several types of conservation actions, conservation planning, bird monitoring, and education and outreach.

Updated 12 June 2007

Site Name Status Prioritysort descending Counties IBA Criteria
Fort Drum Recognized Continental Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence B3, D1, D3
Northern Shawangunk Mountains Recognized Continental Ulster B3, D1, D3
Iroquois NWR/Oak Orchard and Tonawanda WMAs Recognized Continental Genesee, Orleans B3, D1, D3, D4ii, D4iii
Tug Hill Area Recognized Continental Lewis B3, D3
Brasher Falls and Bombay Forests Recognized Continental Franklin, St. Lawrence B3, D3
Huntington and Northport Bays Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D4ii, D4iv
Moriches Bay Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Adirondack Forest Tract Recognized Global Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren B3, D1, D3, D4i
Nissequague River Watershed and Smithtown Bay Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Allegany Forest Tract Recognized Global Cattaraugus, Chautauqua D1, D3, D4i
Catskills Peaks Area Recognized Global Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster B3, D1, D3, D4i
Jamaica Bay Recognized Global Kings, Queens D1, D3, D4ii, D4iii, D4iv, D4v
Braddock Bay Recognized Global Monroe A4iv, D4ii, D4vi, D4vii
Niagara River Corridor Recognized Global Erie, Niagara D1, D3, D4i, D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Great Gull Island Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D4i, D4iv
Montezuma Wetlands Complex Recognized Global Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne D1, D3, D4ii, D4iii, D4v
West Hempstead Bay/Jones Beach West Recognized Global Nassau, Suffolk D1, D3, D4i, D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Captree Island Vicinity Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D3, D4iv
Fire Island (East of Lighthouse) Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D3, D4i, D4iv
Mecox Sagaponack Coastal Dunes Recognized Global Suffolk D1

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