Broad Sound

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4i (2017)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 119,419 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The IBA supports a population of the restricted-range (endemic) Mangrove Honeyeater and has supported more than 1% of the global populations of the congregatory Straw-necked Ibis, Latham's Snipe, and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. The IBA also provides habitat for the near threatened Australian Bustard.

Comments and data received from Wayne Houston and Alastair Melzer (Central Queensland University) and Roger Jaensch (Wetlands International).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Broad Sound. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.