Western Port

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 62,301 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
Western Port regularly supports small numbers of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, declining numbers of the vulnerable Fairy Tern, and more than 1% of the world population of Eastern Curlew, Red-necked Stint and Pied Oystercatcher.

BOCA kindly gave access to their long-term bird monitoring database. Richard Lyon - Arthur Rylah Institute of Environmental Research; Janet Holmes - DSE and Peter Dann provided expert advice during preparation of the nomination.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Port. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.