Mornington Sanctuary


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
White-quilled Rock-pigeon Petrophassa albipennis LC resident 2006 800-1,200 individuals A2, A3
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis LC resident 2006 250-500 individuals A1
Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius LC resident 2006 250-500 individuals A1
Chestnut-backed Buttonquail Turnix castanotus LC resident 2006 100-200 individuals A1, A2, A3
Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus NT resident 2004 10-20 individuals A1
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos VU unknown 2004 2-6 individuals A1, A3
Northern Rosella Platycercus venustus LC resident 2006 800-1,200 individuals A3
Varied Lorikeet Psitteuteles versicolor LC non-breeding 2006 5,000-8,000 individuals A3
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren Malurus coronatus LC resident 2006 250-350 individuals A3
Banded Honeyeater Cissomela pectoralis LC resident 2006 8,000-12,000 individuals A3
Silver-crowned Friarbird Philemon argenticeps LC resident 2006 4,000-6,000 individuals A3
Bar-breasted Honeyeater Ramsayornis fasciatus LC resident 2006 6,000-10,000 individuals A3
White-gaped Honeyeater Stomiopera unicolor LC resident 2006 4,000-7,000 individuals A3
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Ptilotula flavescens LC resident 2006 8,000-12,000 individuals A3
Sandstone Shrike-thrush Colluricincla woodwardi LC resident 2006 150-300 individuals A3
Poecilodryas superciliosa NR resident 2006 22-40 individuals A3
Spinifexbird Poodytes carteri LC resident 2006 100-200 individuals A3
Painted Finch Emblema pictum LC resident 2006 5,000-10,000 individuals A3
Masked Finch Poephila personata LC resident 2006 100-200 individuals A3
Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda LC resident 2006 10,000-15,000 individuals A3
Gouldian Finch Chloebia gouldiae NT resident 2006 800-1,200 individuals A1, A3

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)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mornington Other Conservation Area 320,668 is identical to site 320,668

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt low open forests, Eucalypt woodlands, Rainforest & vine thickets -
Grassland Hummock grasslands, Tussock grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary is privately owned and managed by Australian Wildlife Conservancy for conservation purposes.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mornington Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/01/2020.