Gawler Ranges

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
Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata VU resident 2000-2008 40 nests A1
Rufous Treecreeper Climacteris rufus LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren Malurus pulcherrimus LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A3
Short-tailed Grasswren Amytornis merrotsyi NT resident 2000-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Purple-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus cratitius LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A3
Western Yellow Robin Eopsaltria griseogularis LC resident 1998-2008 frequent 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pinkawillinie Conservation Park 130,738 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hiltaba Nature Reserve Heritage Agreement 77,355 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gawler Ranges National Park 163,644 protected area contains site 166,303


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Acacia forests & woodlands, Callitris forests & woodlands, Casuarina forests & woodlands, Other forests & woodlands -
Grassland Hummock grasslands -
Shrubland Chenopod shrubs, samphire shrubs and forblands, Mallee shrublands & woodlands -
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
South Australian State government with management the responsibility of the Department for Environment and Heritage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gawler Ranges. Downloaded from on 24/05/2022.