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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 66 Issue 4, Apr 2002
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Loss of habitats threatens bird populations worldwide. In the 1980s, Birdlife International began a program to identify and protect important bird areas in Europe. The program reached the United States in 1995, and North Carolina launched its program in 1998. To date nearly 90 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been designated across the state. Though no legal protection is granted by IBA recognition, still it is a blueprint for wildlife conservation.
Bird watching is a popular leisure time activity, with over 50 million Americans identifying themselves as bird watchers in a 1996 survey. Lynch provides information on getting started, finding beginning birding trips, what field guide to purchase, and types of binoculars to use.