Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 25,770 ha

Protection status:

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 description
The Jalbarragup IBA supports at least 1% of the breeding population of the endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo and small numbers of the breeding population of the endangered Baudin’s Black-Cockatoo. The IBA boundaries are defined by native vegetation within a 10 km foraging radius of the locality of Jalbarragup in the deep south-west of Western Australia. The foraging radius is based on Western Australian Museum data for low density nests of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in forest areas (T. Kirkby, Western Australian Museum, pers. comm. 2009). The IBA consists of all native vegetation greater than 1 ha on private land, water catchment areas, state forests, nature reserves and other reserves. Pasture, crops, non-native plants, weed species and orchards are excluded from the IBA. The 1 ha minimum native vegetation criterion has been determined by experts in a consultation process undertaken by the Australian Government (C. Gole pers. comm. 2009). The area has a Mediterranean climate.

Key biodiversity
The forest redtail subspecies of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso) is listed as vulnerable under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This subspecies is likely to be a breeding resident of the IBA (T Kirkby, Western Australian Museum, pers. comm. 2009).

Non-bird biodiversity: This large IBA is likely to contain a number of other threatened flora and fauna. Details of these are available from the Department of Environment and Conservation, Threatened Species and Communities Branch.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jalbarragup. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2021.