Gulf Plains

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 886,798 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed medium not assessed
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Site summary
The Gulf Plains IBA supports large breeding populations of the vulnerable Sarus Crane and more than 1% of the global population of Brolga, Black-tailed Godwit, Great Knot, Eastern Curlew, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Lesser Sand Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler, Little Curlew, Pied Oystercatcher, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint and Black-winged Stilt along with the near threatened Australian Bustard and nine savanna biome-restricted species.

The nomination was prepared by Ian Fox.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gulf Plains. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.