Boxen Island

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Boxen Island
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Boxen Island is an important breeding site for black-faced cormorants
Boxen Island is located in Tasmania
Boxen Island
Boxen Island
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°22′S 147°53′E / 40.367°S 147.883°E / -40.367; 147.883Coordinates: 40°22′S 147°53′E / 40.367°S 147.883°E / -40.367; 147.883
ArchipelagoLong Island Group
Area7 ha (17 acres)

Boxen Island is a flat dolerite island, with an area of 7 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Long Island Group, lying in eastern Bass Strait west of Cape Barren Island in the Furneaux Group. Together with nearby Big Black Reef it is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it has been recorded as supporting 288 breeding pairs of black-faced cormorants.[1]

Flora and fauna[edit]

As well as black-faced cormorant, recorded breeding seabird, wader and waterbird species include little penguin, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher, and grey teal. The metallic skink is present.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IBA: Boxen Island & Big Black Reef". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ 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