Hay Island (Tasmania)

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Hay Island
Hay Island is located in Tasmania
Hay Island
Hay Island
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
Location South western Tasmania
Coordinates 43°21′36″S 145°56′24″E / 43.36000°S 145.94000°E / -43.36000; 145.94000Coordinates: 43°21′36″S 145°56′24″E / 43.36000°S 145.94000°E / -43.36000; 145.94000
Archipelago Swainson Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of water
Area 1.85 ha (4.6 acres)[1]
Highest elevation 78 m (256 ft)
State Tasmania
Region South West
Population Unpopulated

The Hay Island is an unpopulated island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. Situated near where the mouth of Port Davey meets the Southern Ocean, the 1.85-hectare (4.6-acre) island with an elevation of 78 metres (256 ft) above sea level, is part of the Swainson Islands Group, and comprises part of the Southwest National Park and 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).[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X. 
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2011.