Diamantina and Astrebla Grasslands

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 762,728 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 IBA is one of very few sites known for the critically endangered Night Parrot. It also supports populations of the endangered Plains-wanderer and near threatened Australian Bustard, ten arid-biome-restricted species and more than 1% of the world population of Straw-necked Ibis and White-necked Heron.

Allan Briggs of Birds Australia Capricornia; Andrew Ley of Birds Australia (Northern NSW); Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service staff and David Baker-Gabb provided data and comments.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Diamantina and Astrebla Grasslands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/02/2023.