Wright Island protected

Due to significant breeding activity of the Crested Tern on the northern side of Wright Island, the public are asked to take care in protecting these birds.

This regionally significant activity has seen Wright Island turn into the Fleurieu Peninsula's main Crested Tern breeding site, with the island being inundated with nests, chicks and juveniles - totaling more than 2,500 terns.

Please help us help the Crested tern by not disturbing them.

As the land manager, the City of Victor Harbor supports the Department for Environment and Water, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, National Parks and Wildlife Service, and Birdlife Australia in protecting the Crested Tern in this breeding habitat.

Signage at various locations have been erected on and around Wright Island, The Bluff boat ramp, Kent Reserve and the causeway to Granite Island.

This is a temporary protection action and will be accessed regularly to ensure the protection of the terns.

Greater Crested Tern fact sheet

Wright Island closure


Images below are thanks to the Department for Environment and Water

Crested Tern

Crested Tern on rocks

Crested Tern juveniles

Wright Island