Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Canada

Connecting Birds and People

Canada’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program is a science-based initiative to identify, conserve, and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for Canada’s bird populations.

A new partnership between Bird Studies Canada, Nature Canada, and the Gosling Foundation provides grants to support conservation action for threatened ecosystems. Learn more

The purpose of this web site is to provide a one-stop resource for information about Canada’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, including:

  • An IBA search engine you can use to access maps, and identify bird populations, habitat types, and land use activities at Important Bird Areas across Canada.
  • Tools for Canada’s network of IBA Caretakers to watch over and protect Canada’s Important Bird Areas, and opportunities for you to join our efforts.
  • News and information about the ongoing work of Canada’s Important Bird Areas Program.

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The IBA Program is an international conservation initiative coordinated by BirdLife International. The Canadian co-partners for the IBA Program are Birds Canada and Nature Canada.
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