Important Bird Areas
The Bent of the River Audubon Center sanctuary is a recognized Important Bird Area for its unique habitats and the birds of High Conservation Priority nesting here in Southbury, Connecticut.
Audubon's Important Bird Areas (IBA) program recognizes that habitat loss and fragmentation are the most serious threats facing populations of birds across America and around the world. A key component of many bird conservation efforts, the IBA program is a global effort to identify areas that are most important for maintaining bird populations, focusing conservation efforts to where they will have the greatest impact.
By working through partnerships to identify those places that are critical to birds during some part of their life cycle (breeding, wintering, feeding, migrating), Audubon Connecticut hopes to minimize the effects that habitat loss and degradation have on bird populations.
Learn more about Connecticut's IBAs and their accomplishments
How you can help, right now
Lend a Hand
There are many great ways you can get involved with Bent of the River Audubon Center and make a difference for both the wildlife and the people who call Connecticut home.
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You are what hope looks like to a bird. Your membership helps secure the future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss, and other threats. Protect birds and you protect the Earth.
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Through land stewardship, science, education, and advocacy, we work to preserve habitat and protect bird species that are of state, national, and global concern. Your gift makes a difference.