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Important Bird Areas


Seattle Audubon participates in the ongoing nomination of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Washington State. The goals of the program are to:

(1) identify the sites in the state that are the most essential for long-term conservation of birds

(2) take action to ensure conservation of these sites.

To date 74 sites have been identified. The results have been published by:



Audubon Washington
5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118
Telephone: (206) 652-2444


Port Susan Bay is just one example of an Important Bird Area in Washington. This area is located in Snohomish County and consists of estuaries, tidal mudflats and agricultural fields, all of which are critical habitats for shorebirds and waterfowl.

To learn more about IBAs and to read about the specific IBAs in Washington State, visit Audubon Washington's website.


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