Lakes Alexandrina and Albert

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 130,085 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 regularly supports the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, the endangered Australasian Bittern, the vulnerable Fairy Tern, and more than 1% of the world population of Cape Barren Goose, Australian Shelduck, Great Cormorant and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper amongst about 100,000 waterbirds in 2007.

Simon Brealey helped draft the nomination. Richard Kingsford and John Porter (University of New South Wales) kindly provided aerial waterbird data, which was funded by Murray Darling Basin Commission (through Lex Cogle). Andrew Black summarised information in Eckert (2000).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Alexandrina and Albert. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.