1 May 2010

Important Bird Areas at Risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

By Audubon

Many Important Bird Areas designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) and its partners for their essential habitat value to bird species lie within potentially affected areas. They include National Seashore sites, National Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife Management Areas.

Explore the links below to learn more about these special places, and the birds that depend on them.

Visit Important Bird Areas Program to learn how Audubon is helping to protect and restore critical bird habitat throughout the U.S. Alabama Bon Secour NWR and Peninsula (Baldwin County) Dauphin Island (Mobile County) Grand Bay Savannah (Mobile County) Florida Bay County Beaches (Bay County) Gulf Islands National Seashore and Adjacent Areas (Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa Counties) St. Joseph Bay (Gulf County) Louisiana Chandeleur Islands (Breton National Wildlife Refuge) (Plaquemines, St. Bernard Parishes) Active Delta (Mississippi River Birdsfoot Delta) (Plaquemines Parish) East Delta Plain (Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines Parishes) Barataria-Terrebone (Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Charles, Lafourche, Terrebone, St. Mary Parishes) Iles Dernieres-Timbalier Islands (Terrebone Parish) Atchafalaya Delta (St. Mary Parish) Chenier Plain (Iberia, Vermilion, Cameron Parishes ) Mississippi Gulf Islands National Seashore (Harrison and Jackson Counties) Deer Island (Harrison County) Gulfport (Harrison County) Hancock County Marsh Coastal Preserve (Hancock County) Pascagoula River Marsh Coastal Preserve (Jackson County) Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/National Wildlife Refuge (Jackson County)

To read the latest news about the Gulf Oil Spill, visit Audubon’s website or see the latest within the BirdLife Community. Credit: