Scenic Rim


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-breasted Buttonquail Turnix melanogaster NT resident 1970-2008 10 breeding pairs A1, A2, A3
Albert's Lyrebird Menura alberti NT resident 1998-2008 frequent A1, A2, A3
Rufous Scrub-bird Atrichornis rufescens EN resident 1970-2008 rare A1, A2, A3
Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Regent Bowerbird Sericulus chrysocephalus LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus EN resident 1970-2008 10-20 individuals A1, A2, A3
Australian Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3
Paradise Riflebird Lophorina paradisea LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 medium near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Rainforest & vine thickets 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wollumbin National Park 4,248 protected area contained by site 1,669
Wollumbin State Conservation Area 367 protected area contained by site 369
Upper Austinville Nature Refuge 57 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Thornton View Nature Refuge 354 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Springbrook National Park 6,507 protected area overlaps with site 3,106
Springbrook Forest Reserve 91 protected area contained by site 91
Spicers Peak Nature Refuge 2,078 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Spicers Gap Road Conservation Park 6 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Shingle Hut Creek Nature Refuge 892 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Numinbah Nature Reserve 898 protected area contained by site 858
Mount Warning National Park 2,619 protected area contained by site 2,379
Mount Nothofagus National Park 2,119 protected area contained by site 2,180
Mount Clunie National Park 1,401 protected area contained by site 1,426
Mount Chinghee National Park 1,260 protected area contained by site 1,260
Mount Barney National Park 17,590 protected area overlaps with site 17,660
Mebbin National Park 3,779 protected area contained by site 3,800
Main Range National Park 30,388 protected area overlaps with site 29,730
Limpinwood Nature Reserve 2,739 protected area contained by site 2,647
Lamington National Park 21,218 protected area overlaps with site 20,590
Koreelah National Park 5,144 protected area contained by site 5,270
Jingeri (A) Nature Refuge 184 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hinze Dam Numinbah Nature Refuge 264 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Goomburra Forest Retreat Nature Refuge 48 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 370,000 protected area overlaps with site 98,584
Cainbable Nature Refuge 113 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Border Ranges National Park 31,646 protected area contained by site 31,683
Blue Fig Creek Nature Refuge 25 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bartopia Nature Refuge 105 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bally Mountain Conservation Area Nature Refuge 367 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Austinville 3 Forest Reserve 112 protected area contained by site 112
Austinville 2 Forest Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 254
Austinville 1 Forest Reserve 195 protected area contained by site 195
An.Ki.Da Nature Refuge 202 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Adjinbilly Nature Refuge 31 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt open forests, Eucalypt tall open forests, Rainforest & vine thickets -
Grassland Tussock grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Shrubland Closed shrublands & low closed woodlands, Heath -
Savanna Eucalypt open woodlands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Queensland Government and NSW NPWS; small areas of private property (not mapped).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Scenic Rim. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.