SDE Feature Class
endangered, conservation planning, sensitive species, threatened, birds, California
These data are intended as general occurrence support information for conservation planning and, when used in conjunction with other occurrence data, for describing range. They are not intended, and should not be used, as support for regulatory programs or as documentation of current species occurrence at a location.
Important Bird Areas (IBA) of California as described by Cooper (2004) and represented by points identifying the center of sites, areas, and other polygonal features. Each point supports information about sensitive (special concern, threatened, endangered, otherwise declining or vulnerable) bird species occurrence. The DFG verified digitized locations with Audubon GIS contractors, corrected some location and position errors, and added attributes for each species addressed in the IBA publication.
Daniel S. Cooper, Audubon California and Nicholas Hansen, DFG
Use of this data set requires permission of the author, Daniel S. Cooper. 'Important Bird Areas of California,' Daniel S. Cooper, Audubon California 2004.