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Penguin Island
Penguin Island is home to Western Australia's largest colony of Little Penguins (the smallest penguins in the world). Approximately 600 pairs nest on the island, but spend most of their day feeding in the waters of the surrounding marine park. These birds are very shy and are rarely seen in the wild, but visitors can see Little Penguins at the Discovery and Rehabilitation Centre. The Island is a dedicated bird sanctuary with breeding and nesting sites for the Australian Pelicans and many other species, including migratory birds. A network of boardwalks enables visitors to explore the islands.
Date(s): March 2007. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 124 of 124 Total. 17687 Visits.
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Mersey Point at Shoalwater
Ferry departure point for Penguin Island.

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Map of Penguin Island

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Mersey Point Jetty at Shoalwater

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Approaching Penguin Island by Ferry

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Going Ashore at Penguin Island

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Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) on Rail

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Immature Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus) on Rail

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Silver Gulls and Pied Oystercatchers on Sandbar

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Penguin Island Shoreline

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Nyoongar Legend
Wardarn Dreaming.

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Of Limestone and Sand

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Marine Discovery

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Its for the Birds

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The Changing Faces of Penguin Island

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View from Boardwalk

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The Migratory Bridled Tern

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Yellow Lichen on Branch

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Rusted Relic of Earlier Years

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Limestone Caves on Shoreline

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Eco Composting Toilets

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Nesting Boxes under Dune Wattles

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Sea Spinach (Tetragonia decumbens)

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Berry Saltbush (Rhagodia baccata)

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Bridled Tern near Nesting Boxes

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View of Penguin Island

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View North towards Limestone Caves

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Immature Bridled Tern

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McKenzie's Well

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Mesh covering McKenzie's Well

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Cave Dwelling of Seaforth McKenzie

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Limestone Caves used by McKenzie

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Sea Lions now inhabit the Caves

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Pelicans Nest on northern end of Penguin Island

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Northern end of Penguin Island

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Zoomed in on Pelican Nesting Area

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Pelicans at far end of Island

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Eastern side of Island from Lookout

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Indian Ocean on Western side of Island

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Rugged Coastline on West Side

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Limestone Rocks

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Limestone Rocks

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Limestone Rock Formations

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Limestone Rock Formations

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Limestone Rock Formations

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Indian Ocean on Western Shore

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Limestone Rocks

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Western Beach

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Western Shoreline

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Penguin Island West Coast

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Waves at Penguin Island

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Penguin Island West Coast

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Bridled Terns ((Sterna anaethetus)

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Picnic Area

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View to Seal Island from Picnic Area

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Buff-banded Rail darts for cover

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Zoom to Northern End where Pelicans Nest

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Kayaks for Hire

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Penguin Island Discovery Centre

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Display Table

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Display Table

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Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)

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Penguin Rehabilitation

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Penguin Preening

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Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor)

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Little Penguins in Discovery Centre

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Little Penguin waits for Feeding Time

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Beautiful Blue Feathers of Little Penguin

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Little Penguins by Pool

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Three Little Penguins by Pool

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Little Penguins in a Row

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Three Little Penguins

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Hand Feeding Little Penguins

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Little Penguins waiting for Food

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Hand Feeding Little Penguin

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Feeding Time

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Little Penguin Swimming

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Little Penguin doing Backstroke

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Whitebait and Anchovies for Lunch

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Feeding Time

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Hand Feeding Little Penguin

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Little Penguins in Pool

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Little Penguins in Pool

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Little Penguin in Nesting Box

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Little Penguin Preening Feathers

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Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)

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Little Penguins with Keeper

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Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

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Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

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West Coast from Boardwalk

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Courtship Display by Bridled Terns

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Storm Clouds gathering over Bay

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Overcast Skies

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Birds in the Wind on West Coast

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Waves Roll into Shore

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Indian Ocean

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Patch of Sunlight on West Coast

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Bridled Tern banded for Research

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Immature Bridled Tern

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Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus)

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Light Rain over the Bay

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Misty Shower

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Sun Shines Through again

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Pair of Silver Gulls on Dune

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Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae)

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Berry Saltbush (Rhagodia baccata)

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Flowerhead of Spinifex longifolius

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Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae)

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Southern Beach of Penguin Island

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Southern End of Penguin Island

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Sandbar near Jetty

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Mainland 700 metres away

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One Pied Oystercatcher (centre)

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Three Oystercatchers among Gulls

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Silver Gulls on the Sandbar

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Island Buildings from Jetty

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Silver Gulls

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Pied Oystercatcher with Silver Gulls

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Crested Terns and Bridled Terns

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Crested Terns and Bridled Terns

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Crested Terns and Bridled Terns

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MV Shoalwater at Jetty

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Ferry approaches Jetty

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MV Penguin Island

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Leaving Penguin Island on Ferry

 
   
 
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