State of the World's Birds - case studies

State: What we know about the changing state of birds
Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Dutson, G., Garnett, S. and Gole, C. (2009) Australia’s Important Bird Areas. Key sites for conservation. Birds Australia (RAOU) Conservation Statement 15, October 2009.

Australia at a glance

Land area

7,741,220 km2

BirdLife Partner

BirdLife Australia


Total number of birds 725
Globally threatened birds 66
Country endemics 354

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 310
Total IBA area 438,400 km2
IBA area as % of land area 6%

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 15

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2023) Country profile: Australia. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.