Escarpada Point

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Escarpada Point, also known as Craggy Point (escarpada is Spanish for "craggy"), is the rocky, rugged south-west point of Clarence Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The descriptive name was given in the course of Argentine government visits in 1953–1954.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The point has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports, as well as a large breeding colony of about 10,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins, some 3000 pairs of macaroni penguins and at least 10,000 pairs of southern fulmars. The point lies 6 km south-west of Chinstrap Cove, another IBA.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Escarpada Point". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Craggy Point, southwest Clarence Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Escarpada Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 61°17′S 54°14′W / 61.283°S 54.233°W / -61.283; -54.233