Important Bird Areas in the Americas: Key Sites for Conservation
Devenish, C., Diaz, D. F., Clay, R. P., Davidson, I. J. and Zabala, I. Y. (2009) Important Bird Areas of the Americas: Priority Sites for Biodiversity Conservation. BirdLife International
Northern Bobwhite, © BS Thurner Hof
The Americas region, as defined by BirdLife International, encompasses 57 countries or territories from Tierra de Fuego at the extreme tip of South America, north to Alaska and the Canadian Arctic, including the Caribbean. The Americas is one of the most important regions in the world in terms of bird conservation, holding almost 40% of all threatened birds. Major threats to birds stem from agriculture, use of natural resources (e.g. logging and hunting) and invasive species, with 11% of the region’s birds globally threatened. Other biodiversity is also exceptionally represented with seven of 17 megadiverse countries identified in the region. Both the high level of threats and diversity are reflected in the designation of nine conservation Hotspots.

The series of links (below) take you through the various section of the Important Bird Areas in the Americas publication.

Country IBAs
Anguilla (to UK)Antigua and BarbudaArgentinaArgentina (Spanish),  Aruba (to Netherlands)Bahamas,
BarbadosBelizeBermuda (to UK)BoliviaBolivia (Spanish)BrazilBrazil (Portuguese)Canada,
Cayman Islands (to UK)ChileChile (Spanish)ColombiaColombia (Spanish)Costa Rica,
Costa Rica (Spanish)CubaCuba (Spanish)DominicaDominican Republic
Dominican Republic (Spanish), Dutch CaribbeanEcuadorEcuador (Spanish)El Salvador
El Salvador (Spanish)Falkland IslandsFrench GuianaFrench TerritoriesGrenada
Guadeloupe (to France)Guadeloupe (to France) (Dutch),  GuatemalaGuatemala (Spanish)Guyana
HaitiHondurasHonduras (Spanish)JamaicaMartinique (to France)MexicoMexico (Spanish)
Montserrat (to UK)Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles (Dutch)NicaraguaNicaragua (Spanish)
PanamaPanama (Spanish)ParaguayParaguay (Spanish)PeruPeru (Spanish)Puerto Rico (to USA)
Puerto Rico (to USA) (Spanish)St Barthelemy (to France)St Kitts and NevisSt Lucia
St Martin (to France)St Pierre and Miquelon (to France)St Vincent and the GrenadinesSuriname
Suriname (Dutch)Trinidad and TobagoTurks and Caicos Islands (to UK)UK Overseas Territories
UruguayUruguay (Spanish)USAVenezuelaVenezuela (Spanish)Virgin Islands (to UK)
Virgin Islands (to USA)

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