Moreton Bay and Pumicestone Passage This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4i (2009)
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Area: 57,500 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high not assessed low
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Site summary
This IBA holds in excess of 40,000 non-breeding waders in the summer months, significant populations of the endangered Australasian Bittern, near threatened species Bush Stone-curlew and restricted-range (endemic) Mangrove Honeyeater, and more than 1% of the world population of ten species of other shorebirds.

The nomination was prepared by Dez Wells assisted by the Queensland Wader Study Group.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moreton Bay and Pumicestone Passage. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.