|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2016||medium||not assessed||not assessed|
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The Arcoona Lakes are a series of freshwater, brackish and saline ephemeral wetlands on the stony gibber Arcoona Tableland in arid northern South Australia. These intact natural wetlands fill irregularly from local rainfall, providing great pulses of productivity to nomadic desert water birds. The extensive and diverse habitat supports the globally near threatened Blue-billed Duck, large numbers of congregatory waterbirds along with nesting habitat for biome-restricted terrestrial species such as the Bourke's Parrot.
Marie and Leo McCormack (former Roxby Downs/Purple Downs Station managers), Peter Paisley, John Read. The Kokatha Peoples.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arcoona Lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/02/2023.