Ord Irrigation Area

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
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis LC non-breeding 1998-2008 frequent A1
Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A1
White-gaped Honeyeater Stomiopera unicolor LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A3
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Ptilotula flavescens LC resident 1998-2008 common A3
Poecilodryas superciliosa NR resident 1998-2008 common A3
Yellow-rumped Mannikin Lonchura flaviprymna LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2, A3
Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A1
Masked Finch Poephila personata LC breeding 1998-2008 uncommon A3
Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda LC resident 1998-2008 frequent 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine 0 0 very poor (< 40%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Unknown low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Other artificial wetlands -
Introduced vegetation -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Rivers & streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Land ownership
Leasehold agricultural farms.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ord Irrigation Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.