Important Bird Areas in Canada

Connecting Birds and People

Canada’s Important Bird 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.

The purpose of this web site is to provide a one-stop resource for information about Canada’s Important Bird 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.





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