|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2008||not assessed||low||not assessed|
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This IBA supports a large population of the restricted-range Eyrean Grasswren, small numbers of the endangered Plains-wanderer, relatively good numbers of the near threatened Grey Falcon and Australian Bustard, and the arid-biome-restricted Inland Dotterel, Banded Whiteface, Grey-headed Honeyeater, Grey Honeyeater, Black Honeyeater, Pied Honeyeater, Gibberbird, Chirruping Wedgebill, Chiming Wedgebill, Cinnamon Quail-thrush and Painted Finch.
Dez Wells drafted the nomination based on surveys by Birds Australia Southern Queensland and Eric Anderson provided data from the Mulligan River surveys.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Simpson Desert. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/simpson-desert-iba-australia on 06/12/2023.