St Peter Island

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For the small Black Sea island in Bulgaria, see St. Peter Island, Bulgaria.
The island appears on this 1644 map as "I St. Pierre"

St Peter Island is an island on the south coast of South Australia near Ceduna to the south of Denial Bay. It is the second largest island in South Australia and about 13 km long.[1] It was one of the first parts of South Australia to be discovered and named by Europeans, along with St Francis Island, mapped by François Thijssen in 1627.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island is part of the Nuyts Archipelago Important Bird Area (IBA), so identified by BirdLife International because it supports over 1% of the world populations of Short-tailed Shearwaters, White-faced Storm-Petrels and Pied Oystercatchers.[2] The island lies across the Yatala Channel from the separate Tourville and Murat Bays Important Bird Area, just west of Ceduna on the mainland.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pieter Nuyts". Flinders Rangers Research. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  2. ^ "IBA: Nuyts Archipelago". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  3. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tourville and Murat Bays. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2011-11-07.

Coordinates: 32°17′S 133°34′E / 32.283°S 133.567°E / -32.283; 133.567