The IBA supports the most important known populations of the southern subspecies of the near threatened Black-throated Finch. It also provides habitat for two other near threatened species and supports populations of four biome-restricted species.
Ivor Preston, Ian Montgomery, Tony Grice, George Baker, Townsville BOCA for their assistance with the nomination.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ross River Dam. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/01/2022.