The IBA is an important site for Bourke’s parrots

Granite Downs was a 9,000-square-kilometre (3,475 sq mi) cattle station in arid northern South Australia.

It is now part of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands.[1]


A 552-square-kilometre (213 sq mi) part of Granite Downs has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports a population of the near threatened chestnut-breasted whiteface at its north-western distribution limit. It also supports populations of the inland dotterel, Bourke's parrot, banded whiteface, black honeyeater, pied honeyeater, cinnamon quail-thrush, chiming wedgebill and thick-billed grasswren.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Granite Downs. Downloaded from on 28/06/2011
  2. ^ "IBA: Ganite Downs". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.

Coordinates: 27°01′01″S 133°31′15″E / 27.01694°S 133.52083°E / -27.01694; 133.52083