Key Biodiversity Area

The Lake Wollumboola Key Biodiversity Area

Lake Wollumboola, located 200 km south of Sydney, is a shallow intermittently closing and opening coastal lake with extensive sand and mud flats, rocky reefs, sedge and coastal salt marsh with adjoining Swamp Oak and Melaleuca forests.  

Lake Wollumboola has been designated a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) because of its importance for migratory birds such as Godwits and Sandpipers and its large populations of Black Swans and Chestnut Teal. KBAs are “sites contributing significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity” registered with “The International Union for Conservation of Nature” (IUCN), an organization formed in 1948, with Australia as a signatory.  

Over 100 bird species have been recorded including 16 threatened species and total birds on the lake can number over 20,000. Rare birds make their way here, recently the Paradise Duck from New Zealand and the Hudsonian Godwit. Some common species found at Wollumboola can be seen at the link below.

Caspian Tern at Lake Wollumboola

Caspian Tern at Lake Wollumboola