BRUNY ISLAND is southeast of Tasmania and is separated from it by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The crossing takes 20 minutes from Kettering to Roberts Point, on the vehicular ferry Mirambeena. Bruny Island is about 50km long in a north south direction and is about 20km wide at its widest east west point although this includes some expanses of water. It is much less than this for most of its length, narrowing to less than 100 metres at the isthmus known as “The Neck” which divides the island into northern and southern halves.

It is a nature lovers paradise with every visit seeming to reward the visitor with one or more of natures treasures. This is a photographic record of the amazing scenery and wildlife encounters I have had on the island.

Rob Hamilton, Margate, Tasmania
Last update 12th June, 2013
WILDLIFE
All 12 of Tasmania’s endemic birds can be seen on Bruny Island. Approximately 150 of the bird species known in Tasmania have been seen on Bruny Island. 
BANDED STILT - rare visitors 
WHITE-NECKED HERON - another rare visitor
TASMANIAN ENDEMIC BIRDS
SHORE BIRDS
OFFSHORE BIRDS
RAPTORS
OTHER BIRDS
TERRESTRIAL ANIMALS
REPTILES
MARINE MAMMALS




PLANTS
There is a wide range of plant habitats with North Bruny generally getting less rain and  South Bruny getting more, with rainforest on Mount Mangana.
ORCHIDS - are included on my Tasmanian Orchids site indicate by the BI symbol. At this time there are 45 orchid taxa which I have found and photographed on Bruny Island.

SCENERY
Cape Bruny
Cape Queen Elizabeth
Cloudy Bay
Labillardiere Peninsula and Partridge Island
The Friars
The Neck
Penguin Island and Fluted Cape
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Banded Stilt, The Neck, 3rd May, 2013.

NEW PHOTOS


Bird galleries combined to reduce number of page loads.


Banded Stilt - a vagrant to Tasmania


White-necked Heron



OTHER TASMANIA BIRDING SITES


Eaglehawk Neck pelagic

Arctic Tern, Brown Skua, Soft-plumaged petrel, Westland Petrel

Freckled and Pink-eared Ducks