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Sep
13
2013

Six New Global Designations for Arizona IBAs

National Audubon Society Important Bird Areas science committee approved six Arizona IBAs for global significance. The total Global Important Bird Areas is now 14 of the Arizona 43 IBAs. Five IBAs were recognized as Continentally significant for the endangered Yuma clapper rail on the lower Colorado River. Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge had another globally qualifying criteria added; concentrations of Clark’s grebe.

Global Criteria Triggers

Continental Criteria Triggers

A1

B1

Site Name
Linked to Site Reports
key: IUCN Red List, Species,   Number, Season Status1, Units, Year, [Threshold] key: Species, (Number,   Season Status1, Units, Year, [Threshold]
Cibola   National Wildlife Refuge Yuma Clapper Rail 82 Breeding pairs in 2005 [10prs]
Grand   Canyon NP; Lipan and Yaki Points Raptor Migration C California Condor – 2 Breeding   pairs in 2012 [1pr/1indiv]
N Spotted Owl – 12 Breeding   pairs in 2006 [10prs/30indiv]
V Pinyon Jay – 132 NB individuals   in 2011 [90 indiv]
Havasu   National Wildlife Refuge Yuma Clapper Rail 102 Breeding pairs in 2009 [10prs]
Imperial   National Wildlife Refuge N Black Rail 12 Breeding   pairs in 2006 [10prs/30 indiv]
Yuma Clapper Rail 43 Breeding   pairs in 2009 [10prs]
Imperial
Reservoir
N Black Rail 30 Breeding   pairs in 2009 [10prs/30indiv]
Yuma Clapper Rail 41 Breeding   pairs in 2006 [10prs]
Mittry Lake   Wildlife Area N Black Rail 30 Breeding   pairs in 2009 [10prs/30indiv]
Yuma Clapper Rail 62 Breeding   pairs in 2009 [10prs]
San Pedro   Riparian National Conservation Area N Bell’s Vireo 90 Breeding individuals   in 2012 [30prs/90indiv]
San Rafael   Grasslands N Chestnut-collared Longspur   833 wintering individuals in 2012 [240 indiv]

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