As Mark Miller of the NPS says: “The Canyonlands area is known worldwide for its many recreational opportunities and expansive scenic views. This special recognition by the National Audubon Society now brings significant attention to the fact that this striking area also is tremendously important as habitat for a diversity of wildlife including Mexican spotted owls and a large number of other bird species.”
Another interesting fact? There’s only one other “Globally Important Bird Area” in Utah — in Zion National Park.
National Parks Traveler has more.