Important Bird Areas

Wee Thump IBA, NV
Don McIvor
Old growth Joshua trees, estimated to be over 200 years old, provide an overstory and important structural diversity at the Wee Thump IBA, NV. Among the resources they offer are cavities for primary and secondary cavity nesters, making for a unique avifaunal community in southern Nevada.

Important Bird Areas

The Important Bird Areas Program (IBA) is a global effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to birds and other biodiversity. By working with Audubon chapters, landowners, public agencies, community groups, and other non-profits, Audubon endeavors to interest and activate a broad network of supporters to ensure that all Important Bird Areas are properly managed and conserved.

The Important Bird Areas Program recognizes that coupled with global warming, habitat loss and fragmentation are the most serious threats facing populations of birds across America and around the world. By working to identify and implement conservation strategies at Important Bird Areas, we hope to minimize the effects that habitat loss and degradation have on birds and other biodiversity.

Unless we can slow the pace of our changing climate and the rapid destruction and degradation of habitat, populations of many birds may decline to dangerously low levels. Please visit the links on the left and above to learn more about Important Bird Areas and how you can help.