Werribee and Avalon

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 3,666 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 supports regular numbers of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, and more than 1% of the world population of Blue-billed Duck, Australian Shelduck, Freckled Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Chestnut Teal, Musk Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Hoary-headed Grebe, Red-necked Stint and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.

The nomination was prepared by Kevin Wood. The Australasian Wader Studies Group provided shorebird data. Waterfowl counts made by Bob Swindley and Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, DSE, on behalf of Melbourne Water Corporation (through Will Steele); data compiled by Phoebe Macak and Richard Loyn.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Werribee and Avalon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.