Koobabbie Important Bird Area

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The IBA is an important area for Carnaby’s cockatoos

The Koobabbie Important Bird Area comprises several disjunct, mostly linear, patches of land with a collective area of 254 ha. It lies in the northern wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 20 km south-east of Coorow. It consists of remnant salmon gum woodlands on the Koobabbie farming property that provide the nesting habitat of large tree hollows necessary for breeding cockatoos.[1]


The site has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports up to 32 nesting pairs, over 1% of the breeding population, of the endangered Carnaby's cockatoo. It also supports populations of western corellas, regent parrots and blue-breasted fairywrens.[2] Malleefowl and bustards have been observed in the IBA though they are not resident there.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koobabbie. Downloaded from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2012.  on 2011-07-17.
  2. ^ "IBA: Koobabbie". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 

Coordinates: 29°57′03″S 116°12′31″E / 29.95083°S 116.20861°E / -29.95083; 116.20861