Busselton Wetlands

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2009)
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Area: 2,038 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The Busselton Wetlands IBA regularly holds large numbers of waterbirds, including more than 1% of the global populations of Banded Stilt and Red-necked Avocet, occasionally more than 1% of the global populations of Australian Shelduck and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, and regularly more than 1% of the Australian population of Black-winged Stilt (=White-headed Stilt).

Comments and bird counts have been contributed by Birds Australia WA volunteer observers; Bernie Masters and the Busselton Naturalists' Club volunteers; Peter Taylor and Sue Abbotts; Bruce and Anne Buchanan; and Kim Onton and colleagues at the Department of Environment and Conservation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Busselton Wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/01/2023.