Cheetham and Altona

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A4i (2009)
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Area: 1,223 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2018 unfavourable high low
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Site summary
These wetlands regularly support more than 1% of the world populations of Chestnut Teal, Red-necked Stint and Pacific Gull.

The nomination was prepared by Kevin Wood with assistance from rangers for Parks Victoria (particularly Bernie McCarrick), AWSG for shorebird counts, Friends of the Williamstown Wetlands, Altona Regional Survey Group (Kevin Wood, Richard Leppitt, Mary Burbidge, Glen White, Anneliese Rosenmayer, Mark Barter).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cheetham and Altona. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.