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The estuary and swamps support the endangered Australasian Bittern and more than 1% of the world population of Chestnut Teal, Red-necked Avocet, Eastern Curlew and sometimes Latham's Snipe, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Straw-necked Ibis.
Hunter Bird Observers Club and Max Maddock have collected much of the bird data. The nomination was prepared by Chris Herbert and Elizabeth Crawford.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hunter Estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2021.