Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area

The Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area lies in eastern Bass Strait west of Flinders in the Furneaux Group of Tasmania, Australia. Its component islands collectively form a 21 km2 Important Bird Area (IBA) which supports more than 1% of the global populations of the Cape Barren goose, black-faced cormorant, little penguin, white-faced storm-petrel, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull, and sooty oystercatcher. It also supports significant numbers of fairy terns.[1][2]

The islands of the IBA are home to up to 41,000 pairs of little penguins

The islands include:

Chalky Island Group
Big Green Island Group
Badger Island Group

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IBA: Central NSW Mallee". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X

Coordinates: 40°14′S 147°53′E / 40.233°S 147.883°E / -40.233; 147.883