|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2008||low||not assessed||not assessed|
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Sandy island is 4 km south-east of Point D'Entrecasteaux near Windy Harbour on the south-west coast of Western Australia. It is about 800 m by 300 m, flat (to 3 m) and mostly sandy; at NW end an area of limestone and unconsolidated dune occurs to 9 m. Southern coastline is rocky (migmatite). Most of the island is vegetated with Poa tussock grassland with Carpobrotus and Lobelia alata locally dominant. 46 plant species recorded.
Other breeding species recorded: Little Shearwater, Sooty Oystercatcher, Silver Gull and Fairy Tern.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sandy Island (Windy Harbour). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.