Lake Sylvester System


Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4ii (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 226,236 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
The IBA has supported small breeding colonies of the near threatened Letter-winged Kite and more than 1% of the global populations of the congregatory Plumed Whistling-Duck, Grey Teal, Hardhead, Little Black Cormorant, Australian Pelican, Straw-necked Ibis, Eurasion Coot, Oriental Plover, Gull-billed Tern and Flock Bronzewing. The IBA also provides habitat for the near threatened Australian Bustard. The IBA is an ephemeral wetland system, and holds significant numbers of waterbirds only when inundated. When fully inundated, the IBA may support 500,000 to 1,000,000 waterbirds.

Acknowledgements
Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International provided review comments and interpretation on the habitat and waterbird information.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Sylvester System. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021.