Habitat loss remains the greatest threat to bird populations around the world, across America, and right here in Minnesota where 20% of our bird species are at risk. Minnesota Important Bird Areas will help solve this problem!
Important Bird Areas are voluntary and non-regulatory, and part of an international conservation effort. The program relies on participation of private landowners, public land managers, and community members to:
- identify the most essential habitats for birds and designates Important Bird Areas in Minnesota
- monitor these areas for changes to birds and their habitats
- conserve these areas for long-term protection of birds