Lake Hawdon System

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 37,420 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
Lake George regularly supports more than 1% of the world population of Red-necked Stint, and often Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Banded Stilt. Lakes Hawdon, Robe and Eliza sometimes support threshold numbers of these species, and of Double-banded Plover. The IBA provides habitat for the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, the endangered Australasian Bittern, the restricted-range Rufous Bristlebird and the biome-restricted Striated Fieldwren.

Ken Gosbell wrote the nomination. Maureen Christie provided comments. AWSG, Maureen Christie, Ken Gosbell and DEH south-east have organised and undertaken the annual shorebird counts.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Hawdon System. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.