|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2008||low||not assessed||not assessed|
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The Mount Tamborine IBA contains the forest of the Tamborine Plateau, an isolated massif inland of Brisbane. The boundary of the IBA is defined as the rainforest below the cleared, largely residential summit and above the eucalypt forests, which includes the southern fragments of Tamborine National Park. The key bird species, the Albert's Lyrebird, also occurs in residential areas but its dependency on these areas is unknown and these are excluded from the IBA. The plateau is an isolated spur of the Great Dividing Range located approximately 62 km south of Brisbane and approximately 30 km from the ocean, running 10 km north to south and 6 km east to west at its widest point. The mean average rainfall is 1565 mm falling mainly in summer; the mean average temperatures are 16 to 25 Celsius in summer and 9 to 18 Celsius in winter. The extent of subtropical rainforest would expand into the adjacent wet eucalypt forest if fires were suppressed. These fires are mostly controlled burns rather than the wildfires of the past.
Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Sooty Owl, Marbled Frogmouth, Noisy Pitta.
Non-bird biodiversity: Other species include Platypus, Short-beaked Echindna and Richmond Birdwing.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tamborine Mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2020.