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The IBA consists of the southern section of Brisbane Water, a large estuarine lake. It includes the foreshore, mangroves, saltmarsh and flat coastal land around Kincumber Broadwater, Cockle Channel and Linten Channel. It also includes the Swamp Mahogany forests around Kincumber South, Bensville and Empire Bay.
Largest colony of Australian Pelican in NSW; about 400-500 pairs; active year-round. 12-14 pairs of Pied Oystercatcher. Small numbers of Eastern Curlew (max 55), Bar-tailed Godwit (max 60), Whimbrel (max 35) and Grey-tailed Tattler (max 20). Two records of the restricted-range Green Catbird from 1998 to 2008 (Atlas of Australian Birds database).
Non-bird biodiversity: The threatened Fawn-footed Melomys and Yellow-bellied Glider occur in the swamp forest.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brisbane Water. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2019.