Priority Species List
The first step in strategically implementing habitat conservation is to determine priority species and develop population objectives for those species; this ultimately tells us how much habitat is needed to sustain bird population at goal levels. The IWJV has identified the following priority species from which to base conservation planning. The 2013 Implementation Plan further identified Sandhill Cranes as a suitable landscape species to serve as a vehicle for wetland conservation in the Intermountain West.
Shorebirds American Avocet
Waterbirds American Bittern
Greater Sandhill Crane* (see above)
Landbirds Band-tailed Pigeon