Tarrabool Lake-Eva Downs Swamp System


Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2009)
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Area: 118,606 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 is an ephemeral wetland system that is estimated to have supported more than 200,000 waterbirds when extensively inundated. The system has periodically supported more than 1% of the global populations of Australian Pelican and Straw-necked Ibis. The inland breeding colonies of Australian Pelican and Straw-necked Ibis observed in the IBA are among the largest recorded for tropical Australia.

Acknowledgements
Roger Jaensch of Wetlands International provided unpublished data, comments and interpretation on the habitat and waterbird information.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarrabool Lake-Eva Downs Swamp System. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2021.