Swan Bay and Port Phillip Bay Islands

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 3,377 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The wetlands support significant numbers of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and the vulnerable Fairy Tern, and more than 1% of the world population of Blue-billed Duck, Chestnut Teal, Australian White Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Red-necked Stint and Silver Gull.

The nomination was prepared by Kevin Wood. Peter Menkhorst (Department of Sustainability and Environment) and Chris Tzaros have supplied data and commented on this nomination.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Swan Bay and Port Phillip Bay Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/02/2023.