|south western coast of Tasmania|
|Location||South western Tasmania|
|Adjacent bodies of water|
|Area||15.76 ha (38.9 acres)|
The Swainson Islands are an unpopulated group of five islands and rocks located off the south western coast of Tasmania, Australia. The 15.76-hectare (38.9-acre) group of islands are situated close to the southern end of the western coast of Tasmania, where the mouth of Port Davey meets the Southern Ocean. The Swainson Islands are part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.
The islands that comprise the group are:
|Big Caroline Rock||2.19||5.4|
The island group is part of the 163-hectare (400-acre) Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, identified by BirdLife International because of its importance of supporting more than one percent of the world population of short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, little penguin and black-faced cormorant.
- 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.
- "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006.
- The Tasmanian:Swainson Island Group[dead link]
- "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Port Davey Islands". Birdlife Australia. BirdLife International. 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
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