Coongie Lakes

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 59,318 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high very unfavourable medium
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Site summary
These lakes have supported more than 1% of the world populations of 12 species of waterbird and shorebird but data are sparse. It also supports populations of the vulnerable Australian Painted Snipe, the near threatened Blue-billed Duck, the restricted-range Eyrean Grasswren and five species restricted to the arid biome.

Richard Kingsford, Julian Reid and Roger Jaensch provided data and advice.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coongie Lakes. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.