Barnard Point

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Location of Rozhen Peninsula in the South Shetland Islands
Barnard Point from Smolensk Strait
Topographic map of Livingston Island.

Barnard Point is a headland which marks the south-east side of the entrance to False Bay on the south side of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is situated on Rozhen Peninsula, 1.5 km (1 mi) north-north-west of Botev Point and 6.6 km (4 mi) south-east of Miers Bluff (British mapping in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).


The point was known to sealers as early as 1822. The name was applied about a century later, probably after Mount Barnard (now Mount Friesland) which surmounts it to the north-east. Charles H. Barnard, captain of the ship Charity of New York, was a sealer in the South Shetlands in 1820–21.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of chinstrap penguins (13,000 pairs), as well as about 30 pairs of southern giant petrels. The 175 ha IBA comprises the ice-free area at the point, which rises to a height of over 250 m at its easternmost extent.[2]



  1. ^ Stackpole, E. 1955. The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: The voyage of the Huron and the Huntress. Mystic, Connecticut. 86 pp.
  2. ^ "Barmard Point, Livingston Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 


Coordinates: 62°45′29″S 60°20′19″W / 62.75806°S 60.33861°W / -62.75806; -60.33861