Anson Bay, Daly and Reynolds River Floodplains

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 265,648 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high near favourable low
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Site summary
The floodplains of the Daly and Reynolds Rivers support internationally significant numbers of Magpie Geese, Wandering Whistling-Ducks, Pied Herons and probably other waterbirds including Intermediate Egrets. The IBA also includes the adjacent mudflats of Anson Bay which supports up to 27,000 waders probably including more than 1% of the world's Great Knots. The IBA also supports the near-threatened Bush Stone-curlew and six restricted-range or savanna biome-restricted species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anson Bay, Daly and Reynolds River Floodplains. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.