Sandhills West

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Leuconotopicus borealis NT resident - present A1
Bachman's Sparrow Peucaea aestivalis NT - - present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sandhills Theme Megasite Fee Private Conservation Land 170 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sandhills Theme Megasite Environmental System 47 protected area contained by site 0
Sandhills Area Land Trust Preserve 246 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sandhills Private Conservation Land 326 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sandhills West. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.