Gwydir Wetlands This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 102,120 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high very unfavourable low
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Site summary
The Gwydir Wetlands support more breeding waterbirds than any other site in Australia when they receive adequate water inflows. Over half a million nesting waterbirds have been estimated including more than 1% of the world's Rufous Night-Herons, Intermediate Egrets, Australian White Ibis and Straw-necked Ibis. The endangered Australasian Bittern has been recorded there but the current status is unknown.

Thanks to Dick Cooper and Chris Brandis, NSW Bird Atlassers for compiling the nominations. Thanks also to the NSW Bird Atlassers for monitoring on three occasions; most recently November 1998 to February 1999.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gwydir Wetlands. Downloaded from on 04/12/2021.