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Threatened Species

The threatened species list below was compiled by Chris Grounds - the BirdLife Shoalhaven Conservation Officer - from a number of sources including the NSW OEH website and the Commonwealth EPBC Act List of Threatened Fauna.

Threatened Bird Species in the Shoalhaven

This is a list of threatened bird species compiled for BirdLife Shoalhaven based on the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage database, as it applies to the Jervis Catchment Management Authority (CMA) area under the previous NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. This area is basically the Shoalhaven from the Shoalhaven River to Bateman's Bay. That legislation was replaced by the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act in August 2017 but all listed threatened species were retained.

All species listed have been cross checked to the current OEH Website and any revised change in status or new species included. New regions were established with the new Act and the Shoalhaven is part of the Sydney Basin. At this point only a species by species check is possible and that has been conducted to verify the listing. There is a separate list of Threatened Species under Commonwealth legislation, the Environment Protection, Biodiversity and Conservation Act of 1999 and these are noted in this list.

The Jervis CMA [NSW] list includes 61 species. Four of these species have NSW Critically Endangered status and are shown first in the list because of that status. As well, 17 of the 61 species are also listed on the Commonwealth Threatened Species listing. This is shown after the NSW status. There are a further three threatened species in the Shoalhaven not listed for NSW but listed by the Commonwealth and these are shown at the end of the list.

Definitions
Critically EndangeredA species at extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
EndangeredA species at very high risk of extinction in the wild
VulnerableA species at high risk of extinction in the wild

Bird SpeciesScientific NameThreatened Status
Beach Stone CurlewEsacus magnirostrisCritically Endangered
Orange-bellied ParrotNeophema chrysogasterCritically Endangered / Critically Endangered - predicted to occur
Hooded PloverThinornis rubricollisCritically Endangered / Vulnerable
Regent Honeyeater

Anthochaera Phrygia

Critically Endangered / Critically Endangered

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptiluEndangered / Endangered
Glossy Black CockatooCalyptorhynchus lathamiVulnerable / Endangered
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusVulnerable /Endangered
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiVulnerable / Vulnerable
Eastern BristlebirdDasyornis brachypterusEndangered / Endangered
Swift ParrotLathamus discolourEndangered / Critically Endangered
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansEndangered / Endangered
Gibson’s AlbatrossDiomedea gibsoniVulnerable / Vulnerable
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusEndangered / Endangered
Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halliVulnerable / Vulnerable
Shy AlbatrossThalassarche cautaVulnerable / Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisVulnerable / Endangered
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaEndangered / Critically Endangered


Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris

Vulnerable / Critically Endangered

Black-necked StorkEphippiorhynchus asiaticusEndangered
Bush Stone CurlewBurhinus grallariusEndangered
Little TernSternula albifronsEndangered
Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostrisEndangered
Striated Field Wren

Calamanthus fuliginous

Endangered

Barking OwlNinox connivensVulnerable
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa LimosaVulnerable
Blue-billed DuckOxyura australisVulnerable
Broad-billed SandpiperLimicola falcinellusVulnerable
Brown TreecreeperClimacteris picumnus victoriaeVulnerable
Diamond FiretailStagonopleura guttatVulnerable
Dusky WoodswallowArtamus cyanopterusVulnerable
Eastern Ground ParrotPezoporous wallicusVulnerable
Eastern OspreyPandion cristatusVulnerable
Flame RobinPetroica phoeniceaVulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesVulnerable
Freckled DuckStictonetta naevosaVulnerable
Gang-gang CockatooCallocephalon fimbriatumVulnerable
Little EagleHieraaetus morphnoidesVulnerable
Little LorikeetGlossopsitta pusillaVulnerable
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis Vulnerable
Masked OwlTyto novaehollandiaeVulnerable
Olive WhistlerPachycephala olivaceaVulnerable
Pink RobinPetroica rodinogasterVulnerable
Powerful OwlNinox strenuaVulnerable
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Rose-crowned Fruit DovePtilinopus reginaVulnerable
SanderlingCalidris albaVulnerable
Scarlet RobinPetroica boodangVulnerable
Sooty OwlTyto tenebricosaVulnerable
Sooty OystercatcherHaematopus fuliginousVulnerable
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscataVulnerable
Spotted HarrierCircus assimilisVulnerable
Square-tailed KiteLophoictinia isuraVulnerable
Superb Fruit DovePtilinopus superbus Vulnerable
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusVulnerable
Turquoise ParrotNeophema pulchellaVulnerable
Varied SittellaDaphoenositta chrysopteraVulnerable
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Haliaeetus leucogasterVulnerable
White-fronted Chat

Epthianura albifrons

Vulnerable

Species not NSW Listed but are Commonwealth Listed:
Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisNo NSW listing / Critically Endangered
Red KnotCalidris canutusNo NSW listing / Endangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica baueriNo NSW listing / Vulnerable
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Researched and compiled by Chris Grounds, Conservation Officer, BirdLife Shoalhaven March 2019



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Bar-tailed Godwit
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Beach Stone Curlew

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Black-browed Albatross
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Black-tailed Godwit
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Blue-billed Duck
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Brown Treecreeper
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Curlew Sandpiper
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Diamond Firetail
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Dusky Woodswallow
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Eastern Bristlebird

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Eastern Curlew
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Eastern Ground Parrot
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Eastern Osprey
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Flame Robin
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Flesh-footed Shearwater
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Freckled Duck
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Gang Gang Cockatoo

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Gibson's Albatross

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Glossy Black Cockatoo
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Greater Sandplover
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Great Knot
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Hooded Plover
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Lesser Sandplover

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Little Eagle

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Little Lorikeet

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Little Tern

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Masked Owl

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Northern Giant Petrel

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Olive Whistler

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Pied Oystercatcher

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Powerful Owl
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Providence Petrel
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Red Knot
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Regent Honeyeater
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Rose-crowned Fruit Dove
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Sanderling
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Scarlet Robin
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Shy Albatross

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Sooty Oystercatcher
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Sooty Tern
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Southern Giant Petrel
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Spotted Harrier
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Square-tailed Kite
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Turquoise Parrot
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Varied Sittella

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Wandering Albatross
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White-bellied Sea-Eagle
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White-fronted Chat

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Black-necked Stork

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Bush Stone Curlew

While the above list is definitive, the gathering of images of all the threatened bird species in the Shoalhaven is still a work in progress. Most of the photos on this page were taken by Charles Dove, but Chris Brandis, Chris Grounds and Brett Davis have also contributed.