The Lakes (Western Australia)

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4ii (2009)
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Area: 7,245 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
The Lakes (Western Australia) IBA supports at least 370 Baudin’s Black-Cockatoo in non-breeding season roost sites and associated habitat within foraging range of roost sites and small to moderate numbers of Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo in the non-breeding season. The IBA also supports five biome-restricted species.

Cheryl Gole (WWF-Australia and Birds Australia Western Australia) prepared the nomination. Kellie Mantle (Department of Environment and Conservation) provided mapping assistance. The Forest Cockatoos Recovery Team (Department of Environment and Conservation) provided input on thresholds for Baudin's Black-Cockatoo. Tony Kirkby and Ron Johnstone (Western Australian Museum) provided invaluable advice, support and data.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: The Lakes (Western Australia). Downloaded from on 01/10/2022.