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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 Namesort descending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Four Brothers Islands Recognized State Essex D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Galen Marsh Recognized State Wayne D1
Gardiner's Island Recognized State Suffolk D1, D4i, D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Great Gull Island Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D4i, D4iv
Great South Bay Recognized State Suffolk D1, D4ii, D4v
Great Swamp Recognized State Dutchess, Putnam D4v
Greater Summerhill Area Recognized State Cayuga D1
Hamlin Beach State Park Recognized State Monroe D4ii
Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area Recognized State Oswego D1
Harbor Herons Complex Recognized State Richmond D4i, D4iii
Harriman and Sterling Forests Recognized State Orange, Rockland D1, D3
Hemlock and Canadice Lakes Recognized State Livingston, Ontario D1, D3
Hempstead Lake State Park Recognized State Nassau D4ii, D4vii
High Tor Wildlife Management Area Recognized State Ontario, Yates D1
Hoffman and Swinburne Island Complex Recognized State Richmond D4iii
Hook Mountain Recognized State Rockland D4vi
Huckleberry Island Recognized State Westchester D4i, D4iii
Huntington and Northport Bays Recognized Global Suffolk D1, D4ii, D4iv
Indian River/Black Lakes Recognized State Jefferson, St. Lawrence D1, D3, D4i
Iroquois NWR/Oak Orchard and Tonawanda WMAs Recognized Continental Genesee, Orleans B3, D1, D3, D4ii, D4iii

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