Lake Argyle

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 94,326 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
Lake Argyle, Australia's largest artificial lake, supports around 150,000 waterbirds including 12 species in internationally significant numbers. The IBA includes the surrounding mud flats and grasslands, which support internationally significant numbers of eight wader species and large numbers of Australian Bustards (Near Threatened).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Argyle. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.