World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kidney Island

Article Id: WHEBN0008873036
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kidney Island  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of islands of the Falkland Islands, Fox Island, Falkland Islands, Port William, Falkland Islands, Pleasant Peak, Falkland Islands Rifle Association
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kidney Island

Kidney Island
Isla Celebroña
Location of Kidney Island within the Falkland Islands
Location of Kidney Island within the Falkland Islands
Country  Falkland Islands
 • Total 0.33 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Time zone FKST (UTC−3)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

Kidney Island Spanish: Isla Celebroña,[1] so called due to its shape, is a small island with a land area of 33 hectares (82 acres), to the east of East Falkland, not far from Stanley. It lies is at the east end of Berkeley Sound near Kidney Cove, and is separated from Port William by Menguera Point. It is a nature reserve and, unlike most of the main islands, is still covered in tussac grass. Its wildlife includes penguins and sea lions. It is one of only three places in the archipelago where king penguins breed; the others are Saunders Island and Volunteer Point on East Falkland.


During the Falklands War, on 1 May 1982, Islas Malvinas GC82, an Argentine Z-28 type naval patrol boat was damaged near the island by a Westland Lynx HAS.Mk.2/3 helicopter from HMS Alacrity. The helicopter was also badly hit by return fire from the Argentine armed coaster ARA Forrest.[2][3]

Important Bird Area

Kidney Island, together with the nearby and much smaller Cochon Island, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA). Birds for which the site is of conservation significance include Falkland steamer ducks (15 breeding pairs), southern rockhopper penguins (500 pairs), Magellanic penguins, white-chinned petrels (1000 pairs), sooty shearwaters, blackish cinclodes and Cobb's wrens.[4]


  1. ^
  2. ^ AlacrityHMS
  3. ^ Mayorga, Horacio No Vencidos, 1998. ISBN 950-742-976-X (Spanish) pp. 144-145
  4. ^ "Kidney Island". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.