Cooper Floodplain Below Windorah

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A4i (2009)
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Area: 174,126 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed medium not assessed
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Site summary
This floodplain was estimated to support 200,000 waterbirds in the 2004 flood, including more than 1% of the world population of Straw-necked Ibis (breeding), Glossy Ibis and the Australian population of Black-winged Stilt (=White-headed Stilt). The IBA is poorly-known and is likely to support significant numbers of other waterbirds and terrestrial birds.

Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International provided unpublished data, review comments and interpretation on the habitat and waterbird information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cooper Floodplain Below Windorah. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.