Peel-Harvey Estuary

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 14,343 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The site supports significant populations of the vulnerable Fairy Tern, probably non-breeding; is a drought refuge for the near-threatened Blue-billed Duck; and sometimes supports more than 1% of the global population of Red-necked Stint, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Banded Stilt, Red-necked Avocet and Red-capped Plover.

Thanks to Michael Craig and William Rutherford as compilers and to Bill Russell for his comments.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Peel-Harvey Estuary. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.