Kangaroo Island

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 441,247 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
Kangaroo Island supports moderate populations of the vulnerable Fairy Tern; the near threatened Bush Stone-curlew, Hooded Plover and Western Whipbird; and the biome-restricted Rock Parrot and Purple-gaped Honeyeater. It also supports more than 1% of the global population of Cape Barren Geese, Black-faced Cormorants, Pacific Gulls and Pied Oystercatchers, and sometimes more than 1% of the global population of Musk Duck, Freckled Duck, Australian Shelduck, Chestnut Teal and Banded Stilt.

The nomination was prepared by Chris Baxter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kangaroo Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.