IBA sites provide essential habitat for one or more species of birds and are important for breeding, wintering, and/or migrating birds. IBAs may be anything from a few to thousands of acres and can include public or private lands (or both) and may or may not be protected. To qualify as an IBA, sites must satisfy at least one of the following criteria. The site must support:
Identification of a site as an IBA indicates its unique importance for birds and can be important on a global, continental, or state level. The IBA identification process provides a data-driven means for cataloging the most important sites for birds throughout the country and the world. The use of a hierarchical classification system further helps to establish priorities for conservation efforts.
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