Hay Island (Tasmania)

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Hay Island
Hay Island (Tasmania) is located in Tasmania
Hay Island (Tasmania)
Hay Island (Tasmania) (Tasmania)
Location South West Tasmania
Coordinates 43°21′36″S 145°56′56″E / 43.3600°S 145.9488°E / -43.3600; 145.9488Coordinates: 43°21′36″S 145°56′56″E / 43.3600°S 145.9488°E / -43.3600; 145.9488
Archipelago Swainson Island Group
Area 1.85 ha (4.6 acres)
State Tasmania

Hay Island is an island, with an area of 1.85 ha and a high point 78 m asl, in south-western Tasmania. It is part of the Swainson Island Group, lying close to the southern end of the western coast of Tasmania. It is also part of the Southwest National Park, and thus within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2] The island is part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds. [3]


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are the Short-tailed Shearwater (7500 pairs) and Fairy Prion (1-2000 pairs).[1]


  1. ^ a b 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
  2. ^ Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original on 2006-08-22, retrieved 2006-07-20 
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-09-19.