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Refugia for biological diversity in arid and semi-arid Australia

Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 4
S.R. Morton, J. Short and R.D. Barker, with an Appendix by G.F. Griffin and G. Pearce
Biodiversity Unit
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995

14. Refugia in New South Wales (continued)

14.3. Reference number NSW3

Refuge area: Bulloo Overflow

Biogeographic region: Channel Country

Type of refuge: Wetland

Lat./Long. 29°00’ to 29°45’S / 142°17’ to 143°16’E

Quality of refuge: Significant (2)

Area (km²): <10,000

Chief refuge value

A overflow wetland providing a wide range of habitats and a major drought refuge for waterbirds.

General description

An extensive terminal playa of the Bulloo River east of Tibooburra, inundated relatively frequently by the Bulloo and providing extensive breeding and refuge habitats for waterbirds 1, 2, 3.

ANZECC-listed species

None identified.

Regional endemics

None identified.

Relict species

None identified.

Other significant species

The freckled duck Stictonetta naevosa occurs1.

Key threats

None identified.

Land tenure

Pastoral leases.

Key references

1. Briggs (1977)

2. Kingsford et al. (1990)

3. Wettin et al. (1993)