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Robertson Islands

Robertson Islands
Location Antarctica
Archipelago South Orkney Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Robertson Islands or Robertsons Islands are a group of Nathaniel Palmer in December 1821 and named by James Weddell in 1823.

Important Bird Area

The northern islands of the group (those north of Atriceps Island), including Matthews, Coffers, Steepholm and Skilling Islands with their associated islets and skerries, have been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because they support substantial breeding colonies, totalling about 35,000 pairs, of chinstrap penguins. Snow petrels also breed in the area of the Divide – the narrow channel separating Matthews from Coronation Island at the northern limit of the IBA.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Robertson Islands North". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 

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