Kangaroo Island


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis NT resident 1980-2007 100-1,200 individuals A1, A4i
Musk Duck Biziura lobata LC breeding 1980-2000 300-2,000 individuals A4i
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa LC non-breeding 1980-2007 2,800 individuals A4i
Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae LC resident 1980-2007 300-600 individuals A4i
Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides LC resident 1980-2007 3,000-6,000 individuals A4i
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea LC resident 1980-2007 3,000-6,000 individuals A4i
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens LC resident 1980-2007 3,000-6,000 individuals A4i
Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius LC resident 1980-2008 1,000-2,000 individuals A1
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris LC resident 1980-2007 300-600 individuals A4i
Banded Stilt Cladorhynchus leucocephalus LC non-breeding 1980-2007 1,000-5,000 individuals A4i
Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus VU resident 1980-2007 150-200 individuals A1, A4i
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus LC resident 1980-2007 100-200 individuals A4i
Fairy Tern Sternula nereis VU resident 1980-2008 100-200 individuals A1, A4i
Rock Parrot Neophema petrophila LC non-breeding 1980-2008 uncommon A3
Purple-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus cratitius LC resident 1980-2008 common A3
Western Whipbird Psophodes nigrogularis LC resident 1980-2007 500-1,000 individuals A1, A2, A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Western River Wilderness Protection Area 2,475 protected area contained by site 2,468
Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park 102,148 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park 102,148 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park 102,148 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vivonne Bay Conservation Park 1,565 protected area contained by site 1,589
Unnamed (No.HA993) Heritage Agreement 388 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA978) Heritage Agreement 358 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA974) Heritage Agreement 288 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA967) Heritage Agreement 113 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA961) Heritage Agreement 248 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA947) Heritage Agreement 84 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA941) Heritage Agreement 58 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA935) Heritage Agreement 68 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA91) Heritage Agreement 375 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA907) Heritage Agreement 133 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA906) Heritage Agreement 91 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA895) Heritage Agreement 20 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA891) Heritage Agreement 86 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA879) Heritage Agreement 88 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA873) Heritage Agreement 108 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA864) Heritage Agreement 197 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA861) Heritage Agreement 82 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA859) Heritage Agreement 178 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA854) Heritage Agreement 531 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA823) Heritage Agreement 192 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA82) Heritage Agreement 31 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA792) Heritage Agreement 525 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA778) Heritage Agreement 76 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA771) Heritage Agreement 136 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA728) Heritage Agreement 225 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA719) Heritage Agreement 367 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA670) Heritage Agreement 613 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA661) Heritage Agreement 607 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA66) Heritage Agreement 17 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA657) Heritage Agreement 183 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA654) Heritage Agreement 205 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA652) Heritage Agreement 31 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA650) Heritage Agreement 81 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA643) Heritage Agreement 28 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA641) Heritage Agreement 573 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA629) Heritage Agreement 157 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA617) Heritage Agreement 153 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA614) Heritage Agreement 56 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA600) Heritage Agreement 54 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA596) Heritage Agreement 102 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA575) Heritage Agreement 301 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA574) Heritage Agreement 187 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA565) Heritage Agreement 60 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA552) Heritage Agreement 96 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA543) Heritage Agreement 693 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA503) Heritage Agreement 101 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA496) Heritage Agreement 48 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA481) Heritage Agreement 34 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA473) Heritage Agreement 252 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA469) Heritage Agreement 136 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA468) Heritage Agreement 131 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA467) Heritage Agreement 119 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA466) Heritage Agreement 29 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA465) Heritage Agreement 36 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA460) Heritage Agreement 145 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA455) Heritage Agreement 189 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA45) Heritage Agreement 63 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA431) Heritage Agreement 361 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA43) Heritage Agreement 530 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA425) Heritage Agreement 82 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA424) Heritage Agreement 182 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA392) Heritage Agreement 143 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA388) Heritage Agreement 1,065 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA379) Heritage Agreement 147 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA375) Heritage Agreement 305 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA362) Heritage Agreement 382 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA343) Heritage Agreement 184 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA331) Heritage Agreement 143 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA328) Heritage Agreement 668 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA294) Heritage Agreement 80 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA290) Heritage Agreement 94 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA288) Heritage Agreement 97 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA278) Heritage Agreement 31 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA252) Heritage Agreement 65 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA251) Heritage Agreement 103 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA25) Heritage Agreement 109 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA241) Heritage Agreement 322 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA24) Heritage Agreement 72 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA235) Heritage Agreement 178 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA228) Heritage Agreement 294 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA221) Heritage Agreement 475 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA217) Heritage Agreement 135 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA212) Heritage Agreement 14 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA207) Heritage Agreement 91 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA205) Heritage Agreement 105 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA20) Heritage Agreement 1,204 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA179) Heritage Agreement 178 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA163) Heritage Agreement 193 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1516) Heritage Agreement 13 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA151) Heritage Agreement 118 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1505) Heritage Agreement 29 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1504) Heritage Agreement 55 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1471) Heritage Agreement 55 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA146) Heritage Agreement 144 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1450) Heritage Agreement 26 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA145) Heritage Agreement 212 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1447) Heritage Agreement 29 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1428) Heritage Agreement 123 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1411) Heritage Agreement 155 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1399) Heritage Agreement 103 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1396) Heritage Agreement 49 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1392) Heritage Agreement 148 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1387) Heritage Agreement 73 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1383) Heritage Agreement 16 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1382) Heritage Agreement 123 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1374) Heritage Agreement 153 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1360) Heritage Agreement 119 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1358) Heritage Agreement 101 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1355) Heritage Agreement 29 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1346) Heritage Agreement 276 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1327) Heritage Agreement 19 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA132) Heritage Agreement 494 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1302) Heritage Agreement 118 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1296) Heritage Agreement 50 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1277) Heritage Agreement 8 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1245) Heritage Agreement 13 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1241) Heritage Agreement 180 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1240) Heritage Agreement 18 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA117) Heritage Agreement 1,135 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1169) Heritage Agreement 108 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1149) Heritage Agreement 12 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1132) Heritage Agreement 303 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1131) Heritage Agreement 597 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1072) Heritage Agreement 231 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1048) Heritage Agreement 493 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1037) Heritage Agreement 53 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA1033) Heritage Agreement 174 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA100) Heritage Agreement 59 protected area contained by site 0
Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park 297,943 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park 297,943 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park 67,256 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park 67,256 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park 67,256 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Simpson Conservation Park 977 protected area contained by site 722
Seddon Conservation Park 22 protected area contained by site 22
Seal Bay Conservation Park 6,367 protected area overlaps with site 4,978
Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area 41,379 protected area contained by site 41,330
Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park 450 protected area contained by site 379
Parndana Conservation Park 626 protected area contained by site 426
Nepean Bay Conservation Park 32 protected area overlaps with site 33
Mount Taylor Conservation Park 18 protected area contained by site 18
Lesueur Conservation Park 1,415 protected area contained by site 1,348
Lathami Conservation Park 1,176 protected area contained by site 1,176
Lashmar Conservation Park 359 protected area contained by site 191
Kelly Hill Conservation Park 2,176 protected area contained by site 2,176
Flinders Chase National Park 34,653 protected area contained by site 32,828
Encounter Marine Park 312,425 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Encounter Marine Park 312,425 protected area overlaps with site 0
Encounter Marine Park 312,425 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Encounter Marine Park 312,425 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dudley Conservation Park 1,769 protected area contained by site 1,097
Cygnet Estuary Conservation Park 334 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cape Willoughby Conservation Park 18 protected area contained by site 0
Cape Torrens Wilderness Protection Area 940 protected area overlaps with site 922
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area 20,099 protected area contained by site 20,084
Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park 4,214 protected area contained by site 4,222
Cape Bouguer Wilderness Protection Area 5,298 protected area overlaps with site 0
Busby Islet Conservation Park 17 protected area overlaps with site 8
Beyeria Conservation Park 188 protected area contained by site 188
Beatrice Islet Conservation Park 103 protected area overlaps with site 10
Baudin Conservation Park 310 protected area overlaps with site 171
American River Aquatic Reserve 1,539 protected area contained by site 1,552

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved grassland & pasture -
Forest Other forests & woodlands -
Shrubland Mallee shrublands & woodlands -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Saline lakes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
25% is protected in national and conservation parks and Wilderness Protection Areas; the remaining land is privately owned.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kangaroo Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020.