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Utah IBA Contact

Wayne Martinson

Utah IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 12 3,479,280
State 10 79,058
Total 22 3,558,338

As of December 2013, 22 sites have been recognized as Important Bird Areas in Utah.  To obtain summary information about the Important Bird Areas in Utah go to the map at the bottom of this page.  

Started in December 2001, Utah's Important Bird Areas Program has come to fruition through the partnerships of many organizations and individuals in Utah, including state and federal agencies, numerous conservation and birding organizations, and the academic community. The Utah IBA Technical Advisory Committee (currently chaired by John Bellmon with Wasatch Audubon Society) finalized the inittial criteria and nomination forms for the Utah IBA program in May of 2002.                                       

In 2008 a book titled: Utah's Featured Birds and Viewing Sites: A Conservation Platform for IBAs and BHCAs by Keith Evans and Wayne Martinson was published. This book includes summary information of the 21 Important Bird Areas that were in Utah as of 2008. 

Site Namesort descending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Bear River Bay UT02 Recognized Global Box Elder, Weber
Canyonlands Area Recognized Global Garfield, San Juan, Wayne D1
Clear Lake Waterfowl Management Area UT15 Recognized State Millard D4i, D4v
Cutler Reservoir and Marsh UT08 Recognized Global Cache
Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch UT10 Recognized Global Morgan, Rich, Weber
Farmington Bay UT04 Recognized Global Davis, Salt Lake, Weber
Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge UT16 Recognized State Juab
Fremont River - Capitol Reef National Park UT18 Recognized State Wayne D1, D3, D4vii, D5
Gilbert Bay/South Arm UT05 Recognized Global Box Elder, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Weber
Goshen Bay - Utah Lake UT07 Recognized State Utah D1, D4iii, D4iv, D4v
Gunnison Bay/North Arm UT01 Recognized Global Box Elder
Lytle Preserve UT19 Recognized State Washington D1, D3
Middle Provo River UT11 Recognized State Wasatch D1
Ogden Bay UT03 Recognized Global Box Elder, Davis, Weber
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge UT13 Recognized State Uintah
Parker Mountain UT17 Recognized Global Garfield, Piute, Sevier, Wayne D1
Pelican Lake UT14 Recognized State Uintah D4ii
Provo Bay - Utah Lake UT06 Recognized State Utah
San Juan County - Gunnison Sage-Grouse UT21 Recognized Global San Juan D1, D3, D5
Upper Strawberry Watershed UT12 Recognized Global Wasatch D1, D3, D4iii, D4iv, D4vii

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