|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2016||very high||not assessed||not assessed|
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The Coorong has regularly supported >1% of the world population of Australian Shelduck, Chestnut Teal, Red-necked Stint, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Pied Oystercatcher, Banded Stilt, Red-necked Avocet and Red-capped Plover, and significant numbers of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, vulnerable Fairy Tern and near threatened Hooded Plover, although many are in steep decline from reduced freshwater inflows. Two sightings of the endangered Australasian Bittern were reported in Atlas of Australian Birds surveys undertaken from 1998 to 2008.
The nomination was prepared by Ken Gosbell. Australasian Wader Studies Group, Ken Gosbell and DEH south-east have organised and undertaken the annual shorebird counts. David Paton has provided data and advice. Brenton Grear (DEH, Mt Gambier/Adelaide)acted as a consultant.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coorong. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022.