A priority species is one that is particularly threatened in terms of the species' long-term survival.
Photo: Don Mullaney
What is a priority species?
A priority species is one that is particularly threatened in terms of the species' long-term survival. All priority species have been selected through rigorous scientific analysis, and most represent a broad array of other birds and wildlife that use the same habitat type. Conservation focused on priority species is almost always focused on priority habitats as well. Audubon has identified 32 priority-bird species within the Atlantic Flyway.
For a complete list of Audubon's priority-bird species click here.
Bird species that are included in the Audubon North Carolina Conservation Plan
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