Lakes Muncoonie, Mumbleberry and Torquinie

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A2, A3, A4i (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 201,265 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 supports large numbers of waterbirds, the lakes regularly supporting more than 1% of the global populations of the congregatory Freckled Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Red-necked Avocet, Grey Teal and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. The floodplains have once been surveyed when flooded, when they probably supported over 1 million waterbirds. The IBA also supports a population of the restricted-range Eyrean Grasswren.

Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International provided review comments and interpretation on the habitat and waterbird information. Richard Kingsford made aerial survey data available.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Muncoonie, Mumbleberry and Torquinie. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.