Rookery Islands

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The islands are at the southern limit of the breeding range of southern giant petrels[1]

The Rookery Islands are a group of rocks and small islands in western Holme Bay, north of the David and Masson Ranges in Mac.Robertson Land in East Antarctica. The group contains breeding colonies of Adélie penguins, Cape petrels, snow petrels, southern giant petrels (which breed nowhere else in the region), Wilson's storm petrels and Antarctic skuas. The islands are protected under the Antarctic Treaty System as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.102.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Rookery Islands, Holme Bay, Mac.Robertson Land" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 102: Measure 2, Annex B. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 

Coordinates: 67°36′37″S 62°32′07″E / 67.61028°S 62.53528°E / -67.61028; 62.53528