In Colorado, we are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the country’s most breathtaking landscapes. As the human population of our state continues to grow, more and more of those landscapes are coming under threat. To preserve the rich diversity of our state’s wildlife, Audubon Colorado works with public land managers and private landowners through Audubon’s Important Bird Areas program.
The Important Bird Area program is a voluntary, non-regulatory method of protecting habitat that is vital to bird migration, breeding, and wintering. Once a location is designated, Audubon Colorado works with other stakeholders to identify and coordinate restoration activities on the site. While the program places a special emphasis on birds, the designation also benefits many other species that share their habitat.
Many thanks to Ron Lambeth with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for creating our Important Bird Area maps.