kids encyclopedia robot

Orielton Lagoon facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Orielton Lagoon
Limosa lapponica flock - Orielton Lagoon.jpg
Part of a flock of bar-tailed godwit at Orielton Lagoon
Location South east Tasmania, Australia
Type Dystrophic lagoon
Basin countries Australia
Designation
Surface area 265 hectares (650 acres)
Average depth 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in)
Official name: Pittwater-Orielton Lagoon
Designated: 16 November 1982
Reference #: 254

The Orielton Lagoon is a shallow dystrophic lagoon located west of Sorell in south east Tasmania, Australia.

Description

The lagoon is 265 hectares (650 acres; 1.02 sq mi) in area and averages 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) in depth, separated from Pitt Water by the Sorell Causeway. It is a Ramsar Wetland, providing habitat for migratory shorebirds and regionally significant flora and fauna. The lagoon is part of the South Arm Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of pied oystercatchers and of the migratory waders, or shorebirds, of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway.

kids search engine
Orielton Lagoon Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.