Shoalwater Bay (Rockhampton)

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4i (2009)
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Area: 48,301 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The IBA supports more than 1% of the global populations of the congregatory Pied Oystercatcher, Eastern Curlew and Grey-tailed Tattler; significant numbers of the near threatened Beach Stone-curlew; a population of the restricted-range Mangrove Honeyeater; and more than 1% of the East Asian-Australasian flyway populations of the congregratory Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel and Terek Sandpiper.

Allan Briggs of Birds Australia Capricornia, John McCabe of QPWS, Paul O'Neill of QPWS (now Defence), Peter Driscoll and Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International kindly provided data and comments. The nomination was kindly supported by Leanne Sommer of the Department of Defence.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shoalwater Bay (Rockhampton). Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.