Bulloo Floodplain

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 924,236 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2020 very high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
When flooded this site holds several hundred thousand waterbirds (as estimated in the Qld section in 2001) and over 1% of the population of Red-necked Avocet, Pink-eared Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Grey Teal, and perhaps most significantly Freckled Duck. It contains the entire population of a subspecies of the (range-restricted) Grey Grasswren.

Thanks to Ian McAllan and Chris Brandis-NSW Bird Atlassers for drafting the nomination, to Ian McAllan and Dick Cooper for organising a NSW Bird Atlasser expedition to further assess the distribution of the Grey Grasswren in 1988, to the land-owners of the IBA and to Roger Jaensch (of Wetlands international) for comments.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bulloo Floodplain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022.