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Busby Islet Conservation Park, Nepean Bay, Kingscote, SA, Australia

Photographs None
List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Natural
Legal Status Registered (21/10/1980)
Place ID 7453
Place File No 3/09/071/0019
Statement of Significance
An offshore sand spit providing feeding and roosting habitat for seabirds, including a breeding colony of Australian pelicans.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Official Values Not Available
Description
A low sand and shell-grit island the majority of which is subject to inundation. The Island is stabilized by a low shrub vegetation.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
Isolation and the absence of introduced species has ensured habitat preservation.
Location
About 10ha, 2km north of Kingscote in Nepean Bay.
Bibliography
BIBLIOGRAPHY REID, N. AND VINCENT, D.J. (1979) REPORT ON AN
ORNITHOLOGICAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSERVATION ON
RECREATION PARKS AND GAME RESERVES (SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ORNITHOLOGICAL
ASSOCATION, UNPUBLISHED) MAP SHOWING LOCATION AND CADASTRAL
INFORMATION.

Report Produced  Thu Jul 31 12:39:10 2014