Hunter Island Group Important Bird Area

The IBA is an important area for Cape Barren Geese

The Hunter Island Group Important Bird Area comprises several islands in the Hunter and Trefoil Island Groups lying off the north-western coast of Tasmania, Australia.[1] The islands are:

Hunter Island Group
Trefoil Island Group

Collectively, they have an area of 152 km2. They have been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because they support over 1% of the world populations of Cape Barren Geese, Short-tailed Shearwaters, Black-faced Cormorants, Sooty Oystercatchers and Pacific Gulls. The IBA also supports the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot on its migration route between Tasmania and mainland south-eastern Australia. Most of Tasmania's endemic bird species breed in the IBA.[2]

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hunter Island Group. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2011-07-09.
  2. ^ "IBA: Hunter Island Group". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 


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