Central Flinders Island

Year of compilation: 2008

Site description
The IBA includes a series of conservation reserves and adjacent land with similar habitat on central Flinders Island in Bass Strait. The IBA is defined by the distribution of documented breeding colonies of the endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote and nearby similar grassy White Gum woodland. The Forty-spotted Pardalote colonies are located (1) between Walkers Lookout and Lucks Hill in the Darling Range, (2) south-west of East Sugarloaf and (3) east of Brougham Sugarloaf within Brougham Sugarloaf Conservation Area. Flinders Island has a mild maritime climate; mean maximum temperatures range from about 13-23 Celsius with mean annual rainfall varying from 600 mm to >800 mm across the island.

Key biodiversity
Other birds have not been documented for this IBA.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Fire management practices should be sympathetic to the habitat requirements of the Forty-spotted Pardalote.

Protected areas
Several - see separate section.

Land ownership
State government (Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service) and some private holdings.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Flinders Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2020.