Sugarmouse Island

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Sugarmouse Island
Mutton Bird Islands (Landsat).jpg
A Landsat image of the Mutton Bird Islands Group.
Sugarmouse Island is located in Tasmania
Sugarmouse Island
Sugarmouse Island
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
LocationSouth western Tasmania
Coordinates43°25′12″S 145°57′54″E / 43.42000°S 145.96500°E / -43.42000; 145.96500Coordinates: 43°25′12″S 145°57′54″E / 43.42000°S 145.96500°E / -43.42000; 145.96500
ArchipelagoMutton Bird Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of waterSouthern Ocean
Area0.54 ha (1.3 acres)[1]
RegionSouth West

Sugarmouse Island is an unpopulated islet located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. Situated some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of where the mouth of Port Davey meets the Southern Ocean, the 0.54-hectare (1.3-acre) islet is one of the eight islands that comprise the Mutton Bird Islands Group. Sugarmouse Island is 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 species are the fairy prion (2000 pairs) and black-faced cormorant.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. p. 30. 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.