Tarrabool Lake-Eva Downs Swamp System

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A4i (2009)
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Area: 118,606 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
The IBA is an ephemeral wetland system that is estimated to have supported more than 200,000 waterbirds when extensively inundated. The system has periodically supported more than 1% of the global populations of Australian Pelican and Straw-necked Ibis. The inland breeding colonies of Australian Pelican and Straw-necked Ibis observed in the IBA are among the largest recorded for tropical Australia.

Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International provided unpublished data, comments and interpretation on the habitat and waterbird information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tarrabool Lake-Eva Downs Swamp System. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tarrabool-lake-eva-downs-swamp-system-iba-australia on 27/02/2024.