Saving Important Bird Areas

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, a New Mexico Important Bird Area. Photo: Courtesy of USFWS.

A global initiative of BirdLife International, implemented by Audubon and local partners in the United States, the Important Bird Areas Program (IBA) is an effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to birds and other biodiversity.

Lesser-Prairie Chicken: Global IBA
Important Bird Areas

Lesser-Prairie Chicken: Global IBA

Audubon New Mexico is excited to share two significant developments in our Important Bird Areas (IBA) program related to the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LEPC) in New Mexico.

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Bosques are for the Birds!
Important Bird Areas

Bosques are for the Birds!

Audubon New Mexico is excited to announce the identification of two new Important Bird Areas (IBAs): the Corrales Bosque Preserve and the Lower Rio Grande Bosques!

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The Future of the Rio Grande Gorge
Important Bird Areas

Protecting Critical Habitat in Northern New Mexico

The Rio Grande Gorge, one of Audubon’s Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in New Mexico, is now part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

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Priority IBAs in New Mexico
Important Bird Areas

Priority IBAs for New Mexico

Audubon New Mexico’s efforts focus on the importance of protecting key habitats.

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Audubon New Mexico IBA Designated a Ramsar Site

Audubon New Mexico IBA Designated a Ramsar Site

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge was recognized as a Ramsar site

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