Diamantina Floodplain

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 342,471 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site summary
The IBA is poorly surveyed but was estimated to support at least 450,000 waterbirds during a recent flood, and counts have exceed 1% of the world population of Nankeen Night-Heron, Royal Spoonbill and Little Curlew. It also supports the near threatened Australian Bustard, the range-restricted Grey Grasswren and the biome-restricted Inland Dotterel, Cinnamon Quail-thrush and Pied Honeyeater.

Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International provided review comments and interpretation on the habitat and waterbird information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Diamantina Floodplain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2021.