Corner Inlet

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 72,006 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The Corner Inlet IBA contains the most extensive intertidal mudflats in Victoria which support >1% of the world populations of Red-necked Stint, Eastern Curlew, Chestnut Teal, Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers and the near threatened Hooded Plover. It may prove to regularly support the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (two were seen in 2004).

Bird data was supplied by the AWSG Victorian Branch and Hooded Plover information obtained from 'Managing the Hooded Plover in Victoria' by M. Weston. Waterfowl data for western section of Corner Inlet was provided by P. Dann. The Ramsar Strategic Management Plan produced by Parks Victoria and the Department of Natural Resources & Environment was a valuable source of information. The following individuals contributed to the completion of the nomination:- Andrew Corrick and Ian Norman, Department of Conservation and Environment, Arthur Rylah Institute, Peter Dann, Research Biologist, Phillip Island Penguin Reserve and Clive Minton - AWSG.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Corner Inlet. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.