Paroo Floodplain and Currawinya

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 787,362 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high very unfavourable medium
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Site summary
This large complex wetland supports up to 400,000 waterbirds and more than 1% of the world populations of the following congregatory waterbirds: Black Swan, Freckled Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Grey Teal, Australasian Shoveler, Hardhead, Red-necked Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Banded Stilt, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Red-capped Plover as well as six biome-restricted species.

Richard Johnson drafted an IBA account for Currawinya NP; Richard Kingsford provided count data.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paroo Floodplain and Currawinya. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.