Welcome to Arizona’s 45 Important Bird Areas! These IBAs are varied in the type of habitat they identify yet share the fact that they are vital for Arizona’s native birds. Some are riparian corridors, others cool and moist sky islands. A few are high elevation pine forests and one is even a vast expanse of desert. We hope you enjoy reading about the different IBAs of Arizona and the birds who use them. A map of all of Arizona’s IBAs can be found here.
The IBA designation is non-regulatory; it elevates the profile of an area as being important for birds and acknowledges the stewardship of the landowners and managers.”
☼ = Global Status, ◊ = Continental Status