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Castlemaine Harbour


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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 30-439 individuals B1i, C3

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)
2009 low very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Branta bernicla Brent Goose 773 194 individuals 26 very unfavourable
Melanitta nigra 594 346 individuals 59 not assessed
Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler 7 0 individuals 0 not assessed
Mareca penelope Eurasian Wigeon 3457 241 individuals 7 not assessed
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard 430 55 individuals 13 not assessed
Anas acuta Northern Pintail 34 0 individuals 0 not assessed
Anas crecca 358 78 individuals 22 not assessed
Haematopus ostralegus Eurasian Oystercatcher 1178 396 individuals 34 not assessed
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 614 86 individuals 15 not assessed
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 608 270 individuals 45 not assessed
Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit 370 71 individuals 20 very unfavourable
Calidris canutus Red Knot 998 95 individuals 10 very unfavourable
Calidris alba Sanderling 37 412 individuals 100 not assessed
Calidris alpina Dunlin 3519 245 individuals 7 not assessed
Tringa totanus Common Redshank 427 161 individuals 38 not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Iveragh Peninsula SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,487 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Castlemaine Harbour SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,397 protected area overlaps with site 2,787
Castlemaine Harbour SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,683 protected area overlaps with site 7,473
Castlemaine Harbour Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Castlemaine Harbour Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,973 protected area overlaps with site 923
Castlemaine Harbour Nature Reserve 927 protected area contained by site 927

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Castlemaine Harbour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.