|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2008||not assessed||high||not assessed|
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The IBA is the location for one of only two records since 1990 of the Critically Endangered Night Parrot. When inundated, it supports up to 270,000 waterbirds, including more than 1% of the global population of 14 species (six waterfowl, three cormorants, and single species of grebe, heron, ibis, stilt and tern). It also supports three near-threatened and five arid-biome-restricted species.
Mike Coote, Rob Davis and Stuart Halse helped define the boundaries and commented on the nomination.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fortescue Marshes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/fortescue-marshes-iba-australia on 29/11/2023.