Caretaker Resources


Caretaker Manual (PDF)

National IBA Brochure (PDF)

IBA Status Benefits (PDF brochure)

Tips to Conserve Birds

Validity of Citizen Science (PDF article)

IBA Canada Facebook Page and Facebook Group

IBA Canada YouTube Channel


Guiding Principles for Nominating and Designating IBAs (PDF)

Field Form (to update site information; a monitoring/assessment preliminary form; PDF and Word)

Field Form Guidance (please read before using the field form; PDF)

eBird quick start guide (easily enter your bird observations online thus contributing to enhanced bird knowledge and conservation!)

IBA Canada eBird protocol (PDF) and announcement

IBA Boundaries (PDF)

ArcGIS Explorer Installation and Digitization Guide (PDF)

Piping Plover Volunteer Training Guide (PDF)



Shorebirds in flight
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Sandhill Cranes
Photo: © Shutterstock

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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