Tanbi wetland complex

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC non-breeding - 1,630 individuals A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC non-breeding - 2,000 individuals A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter - 6,000 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter - 100 individuals A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding - 500 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 20,000 individuals A4iii

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tanbi Wetland National Park Wetlands Complex 6,034 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tanbi Wetland Complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,304 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tanbi wetland complex. Downloaded from on 11/08/2020.