Eighty Mile Beach

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A2, A4i (2009)
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Area: 31,275 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 low not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The IBA regularly supports more than 400,000 migratory shorebirds, regularly including more than 1% of the world population of Bar-tailed Godwit, Eastern Curlew, Great Knot, Greater Sand Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler, Oriental Plover, Oriental Pratincole, Red Knot, Red-necked Stint, Terek Sandpiper, Pied Oystercatcher and Red-capped Plover, and irregular high counts of other species.

The owners of Anna Plains Station have supported the Australasian Wader Studies Group and Broome Bird Observatory to undertake bird research at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Eighty Mile Beach. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/25147 on 03/06/2023.