Priority Birds

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Audubon is working to achieve conservation results at scale by working within five conservation strategies to identify priority projects and target species.

Audubon's target species list continues to evolve with further study and increased focus on protecting these birds and their habitat.  Right now Audubon is focusing on 64 priority species across four flyways.  

Learn about the birds in your region by clicking the links below:

Priority Bird

Pacific

Central

Mississippi

Atlantic

Cross Flyway/ International

American Oystercatcher

 

 X

X

X

 

American Woodcock

 

 

 

X

 

Ashy Storm-Petrel

X

 

 

 

 

Arctic Tern

 

 

 

X

 

Bald Eagle

 

 

 

X

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

X

 

 

 

 

Black-footed Albatross

X

 

 

 

 

Black-throated Blue Warbler

 

 

 

X

 

Black Oystercatcher

X

 

 

 

 

Black-capped Petrel

 

 

 

X

 

Black Skimmer

 

 

X

X

 

Black-necked Stilt

X

 

 

 

 

Bobolink

       

X

Brant

X

 

 

 

 

Brown Pelican

 

 X

X

 X

 

Canada Warbler

 

 

 

X

 

Cassin's Auklet

X

 

 

 

 

Cerulean Warbler

 

 

 

X

X

Clapper Rail

 

 

X

 

 

Common Tern

 

 

 

X

 

Golden-winged Warbler

 

 

 

X

X

Grasshopper Sparrow

 

 

 

X

 

Greater Sage-Grouse

 

X

 

 

 

Gunnison Sage-Grouse

 

X

 

 

 

Hudsonian Godwit

       

X

Kittlitz's Murrelet

X

 

 

 

 

Laysan Albatross

X

 

 

 

 

Least Tern

X

X

X

X

 

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

 

X

 

 

 

Little Blue Heron

 

 

X

 

X

Long-billed Curlew

X

 

 

 

X

Marbled Murrelet

X

 

 

 

 

Mottled Duck

 

 

X

 

 

Northern Goshawk

X

 

 

 

 

Piping Plover

 

X

X

X

X

Prothonotary Warbler

 

 

 

X

X

Red Knot

 

 X

X

X

X

Reddish Egret

 

 

X

 

X

Redhead

 

X

 

 

 

Roseate Spoonbill

 

 

 

X

 

Roseate Tern

 

 

 

X

 

Ruddy Turnstone

 

X

X

X

 

Saltmarsh Sparrow

 

 

 

X

 

Sanderling

 

X

X

X

 

Sandhill Crane

X

X

 

 

 

Seaside Sparrow

 

 

X

X

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper

 

 

 

X

 

Short-billed Dowitcher

 

 

X

 

X

Snail Kite

 

 

 

X

 

Snowy Plover

X

 X

X

X

 

Sooty Shearwater

X

 

 

 

 

Spectacled Eider

X

 

 

 

 

Spruce Grouse

X

 

 

 

 

Swainson's Hawk

X

 

 

 

X

Swallow-tailed Kite

 

 

 

X

 

Tricolored Blackbird

X

 

 

 

 

Varied Thrush

X

 

 

 

 

Western Sandpiper

X

 

X

X

X

Whooping Crane

 

X

 

 

 

Wilson's Plover 

 

X

X

X

 

Wood Stork

 

 

 

X

X

Wood Thrush

 

 

 

X

X

Xantus's Murrelet

X

 

 

 

 

Yellow-billed Loon

X