Friends of the IBA Conservation Success!

Friends of the IBA’s conservation of critical habitat in the heart of the Washington County Grasslands IBA is paying off! At least six Short-eared owls wintered at our site in 2016! We’re also seeing increased activity by threatened Northern harriers, hawks and breeding songbirdsincluding a rare pair of threatened Upland sandpipers that nested at the site this summer. 

We need to conserve more land to make sure that New York's grassland birds will be around for future generations to enjoy...  Please make a donation today!

PHOTOS courtesy Dr. Gordon Ellmers:  LEFT: Upland sandpipers at AZS Viewing Area;   RIGHT: Northern harrier (male) in Washington County Grasslands