Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 162,656 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high unfavourable low
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Site description
This IBA consists of land around Goulburn River National Park, north of Wollemi National Park, inland from Newcastle. The IBA includes Goulburn River National Park, Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve and private land west to Gulgong and Mudgee, being defined by a number of woodland remnants used by Regent Honeyeaters around Mudgee, Buckeroo, Home Rule, Meroo, Ulan, Wollar, Windemere Dam and Murrumbo. The Goulburn River NP extends along 80km of the Goulburn River. The average daily temperature varies from 15-30 Celsius in summer to 2-13 Celsius in winter and the average annual rainfall is 620 mm.

Key biodiversity
The vulnerable Painted Honeyeater is probably a regular breeding visitor but is under-recorded (Atlas of Australian Birds database); confirmed sites recorded in New South Wales Annual Bird Reports include Munghorn Gap (three in October 1998 and January 1997 plus eight records in the Atlas of New South Wales Wildlife from 1980 to June 2008), Wollar (one in 2000) and Goulburn River National Park (one in 2001). There have been occasional records of the endangered Swift Parrot (New South Wales Annual Bird Reports; NSW NPWS 2008) and the near threatened Flame Robin (Atlas of Australian Birds database). One hundred and sixty-four species of bird, including at least 14 species listed as threatened at state level or above, have been recorded in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve (NSW NPWS 2007, 2008).

Non-bird biodiversity: The IBA supports a range of non-avian wildlife. For example, two species of amphibian, 22 species of reptile and at least 26 species of mammal have been recorded in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve (Atlas of New South Wales Wildlife 2007).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mudgee-Wollar. Downloaded from on 13/08/2020.