Paddys Island

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Paddys Island
Paddys Island is located in Tasmania
Paddys Island
Paddys Island
Location of Paddys Island off the coast of Tasmania
Geography
LocationTasman Sea
Coordinates41°23′S 148°18′E / 41.383°S 148.300°E / -41.383; 148.300Coordinates: 41°23′S 148°18′E / 41.383°S 148.300°E / -41.383; 148.300
ArchipelagoWaterhouse Island Group
Area4.6 ha (11 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania
Demographics
Populationuninhabited

The Paddys Island, part of the Waterhouse Island Group, is a 4.6-hectare (11-acre) uninhabited granite island situated in the Tasman Sea, lying close to the north-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia.[1]

Other islands in the Waterhouse Group include Ninth, Tenth, Waterhouse, Little Waterhouse, Maclean, Baynes, Foster, Swan, Little Swan, Cygnet and St Helens islands and Bird Rock and George Rocks islets.[1]

Fauna[edit]

The island forms part of the St Helens Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds and waders.[2]

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, Pacific gull, silver gull, kelp gull, sooty oystercatcher and Caspian tern.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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
  2. ^ "IBA: St Helens (Tasmania)". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 24 October 2011.