places of interest in Tasmania

Marion Bay

Marion Bay is a large bay located on the east coast of Tasmania.

The system of beaches and mudflats around Marion Bay has been identified by BirdLife International as a 584 ha Important Bird Area (IBA). The Marion Bay IBA is on the south-western side of Marion Bay, south-eastern Tasmania. It includes two storm-swept sandy ocean beaches, Marion Bay Beach and North Bay Beach, encompasses the privately owned Long Spit Nature Reserve; and extends through the entrance of Blackman Bay to the intertidal mudflats of Porpoise Hole and Two-Mile Beach. The beaches and mudflats form a single system used by shorebirds. Reference: BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marion Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2015

Marion Bay

Birds frequently observed at Marion Bay include Australian Pelicans, Black Swans, Pacific Gulls, Sooty Oystercatchers, Crested Terns, Caspian Terns, Pied Oystercatchers, Red-necked Stints, Red-capped Plovers and Hooded Plovers.