Lake Hawdon System

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
Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN unknown 1998-2008 uncommon A1
Banded Stilt Cladorhynchus leucocephalus LC non-breeding 2000-2008 60,000 individuals A4i
Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus LC non-breeding 2004-2005 600 individuals A4i
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata LC non-breeding 1999-2008 6,440 individuals A4i
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT non-breeding 2000-2008 3,645-9,000 individuals A4i
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster CR non-breeding 1990-2007 6 individuals A1, A3
Rufous Bristlebird Dasyornis broadbenti LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Striated Fieldwren Calamanthus fuliginosus LC resident 1998-2008 frequent 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)
2013 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Unnamed (No.HA751) Heritage Agreement 5 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA453) Heritage Agreement 71 protected area contained by site 0
Unnamed (No.HA245) Heritage Agreement 23 protected area overlaps with site 0
Little Dip Conservation Park 2,143 protected area overlaps with site 496
Lake St Clair Conservation Park 188 protected area overlaps with site 189
Lake Robe Game Reserve 404 protected area contained by site 404
Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park 3,174 protected area contained by site 0
Beachport Conservation Park 872 protected area overlaps with site 641


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved grassland & pasture -
Grassland Hummock grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Land ownership
Lakes are State or local government but surrounding land includes private land.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Hawdon System. Downloaded from on 04/07/2020.