The Priority Birds for us are those species, which are threatened either directly by anthropogenic factors, or through various aspects of climate change. During 2003-2018 those populations have been showing continuous decline, strong fluctuations, and/or shifts in latitudinal or vertical distribution. Such species definitely need attention of public, scientists, and conservationists.
Globally Endangered Birds
The species listed in IUCN Red List in the categories of Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered, and Data Deficient. Protection of these species requires coordinated efforts with conservation organizations in the region and beyond it, and requires preparation of Global Species Action Plans, with subsequent implementation of that in Armenia.
Locally Threatened Birds
The species, which demonstrate continuous population decline within Armenia, that is linked to direct human impact (e.g. poaching, chemical pollution, or habitat transformation). Those might be already included in the Red Book of Animals of Armenia (2010), or are candidates for the next edition of National Red Book.
Climate Threatened Birds
These species demonstrate changes in population and/or distribution which cannot be explained by direct human pressure and are related to one or more factors of the climate change. Such species require careful attention and long-term planning of mitigation measures, usually aimed at improvement of habitat conditions.