Lake McLarty


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
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis LC non-breeding 1997-2007 119 individuals A1
Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae LC non-breeding 1994-2006 251-5,468 individuals A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1995-2005 1,680-5,400 individuals A4i
Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus LC resident 1995-2005 212-2,500 individuals A4i
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata VU non-breeding 1993-2006 773-5,970 individuals A4i
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT non-breeding 1996-2006 2,500-11,700 individuals A4i

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 medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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)
Unnamed WA44978 Nature Reserve 36 protected area overlaps with site 13
Peel-Yalgorup System Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 26,665 protected area contains site 0
Lake McLarty Nature Reserve 183 protected area overlaps with site 150

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt woodlands, Melaleuca forests & woodlands -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
West Australian Government with management the responsibility of Department of Environment and Conservation.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake McLarty. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022.