Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 268,681 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed high not assessed
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Site summary
The floodplains support huge numbers of waterbirds, including more than 1% of the world populations of Magpie Goose (up to 800,000), Wandering Whistling-Duck, Pied Heron, Little Curlew, Eastern Curlew, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Red-necked Avocet. There are also large breeding colonies of over 30,000 mixed waterbirds, a significant population of Bush Stone-curlew and 11 restricted-range or savanna-biome-restricted species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.