Fortescue Marshes

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 96,068 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 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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fortescue Marshes. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.