The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.
Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
||Current IUCN Red List Category
||Population estimate at site
||IBA criteria met
|Fairy Tern Sternula nereis
||15-25 breeding pairs
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).
|IBA conservation assessment
|Year of assessment (most recent)
|Was the whole site assessed?
||State assessed by
||Accuracy of information
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here
|Protected area (PA)
||PA area (ha)
||Relationship of PA with IBA
||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
||protected area contains site
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here
||Extent (% of site)
|nature conservation and research
Owned by the Tasmanian State Government and managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Orford (Tasmania). Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/orford-(tasmania)-iba-australia on 04/10/2023.