Melaleuca to Birchs Inlet

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
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris LC resident 1989-1993 154-163 individuals A4i
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus LC resident 1989-1993 203-215 individuals A4i
Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus VU resident 1983-1989 292-296 individuals A1, A4i
Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2, A3
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster CR breeding 2005 150 individuals A1, A2, A3
Black-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus affinis LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Yellow-throated Honeyeater Nesoptilotis flavicollis LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2, A3
Striated Fieldwren Calamanthus fuliginosus LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A3
Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2, A3
Scrubtit Acanthornis magna LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Tasmanian Thornbill Acanthiza ewingii LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2
Black Currawong Strepera fuliginosa LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2, A3
Pink Robin Petroica rodinogaster LC resident 1998-2009 frequent A3
Dusky Robin Melanodryas vittata LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2, 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,584,233 protected area overlaps with site 176,034
Southwest Conservation Area 179,064 protected area overlaps with site 44,770
Southwest National Park 659,508 protected area overlaps with site 167,080
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park 463,566 protected area overlaps with site 19,697


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt open forests, Eucalypt tall open forests, Rainforest & vine thickets -
Grassland Tussock grasslands -
Shrubland Heath -
Coastline Intertidal mud, sand & salt flats -
Wetlands (inland) Permanent herbaceous swamps & bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
Tasmanian State Government and managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Melaleuca to Birchs Inlet. Downloaded from on 24/01/2022.