Flowerpot Bay

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Flowerpot Bay
Flowerpot Bay in 1877
Flowerpot Bay in 1877
Pitt Island, Flowerpot Bay is located on the north coast
Pitt Island, Flowerpot Bay is located on the north coast
Flowerpot Bay is located in Oceania
Flowerpot Bay
Flowerpot Bay
Location of Flowerpot Bay, east of New Zealand
Coordinates: 44°14′24″S 176°16′54″W / 44.24000°S 176.28167°W / -44.24000; -176.28167Coordinates: 44°14′24″S 176°16′54″W / 44.24000°S 176.28167°W / -44.24000; -176.28167
Country  New Zealand
Territorial authority Chatham Islands
Island Pitt Island
Time zone Chatham Standard Time Zone

Flowerpot Bay, also spelt Flower Pot Bay, is a small bay, some 250 m across, on the north coast of Pitt Island in the Chatham Islands group of New Zealand. With a jetty at its western end, it is the main point of access by sea to the island.

The vicinity of the bay also holds the island’s primary school, its church and its only tourist accommodation – the Flowerpot Bay Lodge.[1] The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of endangered Pitt shags, with 75 nests recorded in 1998.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flowerpot Bay Lodge". Homepage. Flowerpot Bay Lodge. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Chatham Islands (Flowerpot)". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ Debski, Igor; Bell, Mike; Palmer, Dan. "MCSPOP2010-02 Chatham Island and Pitt Island Shag census 2011" (PDF). Department of Conservation, New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-11-16.