Ord Irrigation Area

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 21,981 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 medium very unfavourable low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site summary
The IBA supports the largest recorded numbers of the near-threatened Star Finch and restricted-range Yellow-rumped Mannikin. The IBA also supports smaller number of the near threatened Australian Bustard and Bush Stone-curlew, five biome-restricted species, and sometimes more than 1% of the population of the Australian Pratincole.

Dick Passfield of Ord Land and Water has advised on this form and on the consultation process. SEEKS and DEC, Kununurra have provided useful information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ord Irrigation Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.