Kurlady Lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 1991-2001 4-5 breeding pairs A1
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 2002 80-120 breeding pairs A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1999 1,000 individuals A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2000-2004 2-20 breeding pairs A1
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 2002 350-400 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2000-2001 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kurlady Lake. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.