Mandora Marsh and Anna Plains

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4i (2009)
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Area: 333,723 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed low not assessed
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Site summary
When flooded, the IBA supports more than 1% of the global populations of Plumed Whistling-Duck, Hardhead, White-necked Heron, Glossy Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Brolga, Little Curlew, Banded Stilt, Black-winged Stilt, Red-necked Avocet, Oriental Plover, Oriental Pratincole, Gull-billed Tern and Whiskered Tern. It also supports populations of the near threatened Australian Bustard and Bush Thick-knee and the restricted-range Dusky Gerygone.

The owners of Anna Plains Station have supported the Australasian Wader Studies Group and Broome Bird Observatory to undertake bird research at the site. Thanks to Chris Hassell as compiler.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mandora Marsh and Anna Plains. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.