Bowling Green Bay DOIW
Also listed as a Ramsar Wetland.
19 degrees 27' 43" S, 147 degrees 08' 52" E; the site extends c. 60 km from east to west along the coast and from 3 to 10 km north to south, with its centre 21 km northwest of Ayr. The site falls within the coastal extents of the Ross- Black and Burdekin-Haughton catchments.
The Bowling Green Bay wetland site lies within one of the most expansive wetland complexes on the east coast of Australia. It is of international significance as migratory wader habitat, an important stronghold for a number of endangered and vulnerable marine fauna species, regionally important for breeding waterfowl and waterbird populations and supports important recreational and commercial fisheries.
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