Cooper's Island, Bermuda

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Cooper's Island

Bermuda

Location
Location: 32°21’10"N, 64°39’33"W
Area: 77 acres
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Cooper's Island is a small island of Bermuda, within St George's Parish, in the north-east of the territory.

It us 77 acre is size and lies in the north-east of Castle Harbour. Due to reclamation work, it is now joined physically to St David's Island as a south-easterly peninsula, but for most purposes, it is still considered as though it were a separate island. Its most notable feature is the expanse of Annie's Bay, which stretches along much of the island's east coast.

From 1942, during the War, and untl 1995, the island was leased for use by many United States government agencies, having been the property of the US Army, US Air Force and US Navy. It is still home to a NASA space tracking station, renovated in 2018[1]. Until 1995, access was restricted, but it is now open to the public.

Most of Cooper's Island is owned by the Bermudian government. It is preserved as the Cooper's Island Nature Reserve, which has been under active restoration since 2009. Swimming, walking, picnicking, bird watching and snorkelling are all permitted within the reserve.

Important Bird Area

With the adjacent Castle Islands Nature Reserve, Cooper's Island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International, principally because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds.[2]

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