Tiwi Islands

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 783,781 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2019 high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The Tiwi Islands support exceptionally high densities of the vulnerable Red Goshawk and near threatened Partridge Pigeon and Bush Stone-curlew. They also support populations of three restricted-range species, nine tropical savanna-restricted species, and many migratory shorebirds including more than 1% of the world's Great Knots.

John Woinarski, Kate Hadden, Bill Headley, Tiwi Land Council. The nomination, drafted by Stephen Garnett and David Baker-Gabb, was endorsed by Tiwi Land Council in 2006.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tiwi Islands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/23452 on 07/06/2023.