Gippsland Lakes

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 60,015 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2019 high unfavourable low
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Site summary
The Gippsland Lakes regularly support more than 1% of the world population of Black Swan, Chestnut Teal and Musk Duck, and important numbers of the vulnerable Fairy Tern.

Simon Mustoe wrote the report. Data are based largely on sightings made and collated by the East Gippsland Bird Observers Club (EGBOCA).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gippsland Lakes. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.