Great Sandy Strait

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A2, A4i (2009)
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Area: 80,612 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
This site supports about 120,000 non-breeding shorebirds, including more than 1% of the world population of eight species (Bar-tailed Godwit, Eastern Curlew, Great Knot, Grey-tailed Tattler, Lesser Sand Plover, Pied Oystercatcher, Red-necked Stint and Red-capped Plover), and small numbers of the restricted-range Mangrove Honeyeater.

The nomination was prepared by Dez Wells with the assistance of the Queensland Wader Study Group.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Great Sandy Strait. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.