North Victorian Wetlands

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 6,028 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high unfavourable high
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Site summary
This extensive series of wetlands supports populations of the endangered Australasian Bittern and the near threatened Blue-billed Duck. The wetlands have supported more than 1% of the world populations of Freckled Duck, Straw-necked Ibis, Black-fronted Dotterel, Banded Stilt and Red-necked Avocet but only the last two are regular in these numbers.

Chris Coleborn, Tom Lowe and Simon Starr kindly provided their personal knowledge of this system. Data and comments were provided by Richard Loyn at ARI and Janet Holmes at DSE; Rob Price at DSE; North Central CMA Wetlands Officer; Murray Rohde at DSE in Swan Hill.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Victorian Wetlands. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.