Okawa Point

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Pitt shag, illustrated by Keulemans

Okawa Point lies at the north-eastern end of Hanson Bay near the easternmost point of the main Chatham Island in the Chatham Islands group of New Zealand. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports breeding colonies of the critically endangered Chatham and endangered Pitt shags.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Chatham Islands (Okawa Pt)". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  2. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 43°46′24″S 176°14′30″W / 43.77333°S 176.24167°W / -43.77333; -176.24167