Hastings-Macleay Important Bird Area

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The IBA is an important site for swift parrots

The Hastings-Macleay Important Bird Area is a 1148 km2 tract of land stretching for 100 km along the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, from Stuarts Point in the north to the Camden Haven River in the south. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Highway. It combines ephemeral floodplain wetlands with coastal swamp forests. It is mostly cattle-grazed but contains large blocks of state forest, protected areas and tea-tree plantations.[1]


The land was identified by BirdLife International as an IBA because it regularly supports significant numbers of the endangered swift parrot, regent honeyeater and Australasian bittern, and probably over 1% of the world population of sharp-tailed sandpipers.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hastings-Macleay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2011.
  2. ^ "IBA: Hastings-Macleay". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 5 July 2011.

Coordinates: 31°13′05″S 152°54′28″E / 31.21806°S 152.90778°E / -31.21806; 152.90778