Birding tour on Sea Lion Island observing gentoo penguins and other birds

25-28/10/2006

If you are looking for an exciting birding trip, Sea Lion Island on the Falkland Islands will be a good choice, since you will find there vast colonies of breeding Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, rockhopper penguins, rare caracaras, southern giant petrels, skuas and many other birds.

Magellanic oystercatcher Magellanic oystercatcher
Photos of a Magellanic oystercatcher, a quite common bird on Sea Lion Island.

 

Magellaninc penguins burrows Magellanic penguin
Magellanic penguin Magellanic penguin, Sea Lion Island
Magellanic penguin, Sea Lion Island Magellanic penguin, Falkland Islands
Photos of magellanic penguins, living in small dens underground on Sea Lion Island.

 

Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
Magellanic penguin, Falkland islands More photos of magellanic penguins walking on the beaches. They can be found almost everywhere on Sea Lion Island.

 

Caracara, Falkland islands Caracara, Falkland islands
Caracara, Falkland islands Photos of caracara, a smart predator often working together to catch their prey.

 

Skua, Falkland Islands
Photo of a skua, often feeding on penguins' eggs and chicks.

 

Giant southern petrels Giant southern petrels
Giant southern petrels Giant southern petrels
Pictures of giant southern petrels, having a wingspan up to 2 meters wide, breeding on Sea Lion Island in the Falkland Islands.

 

Two banded plover
A two banded plover: there are many of these birds on Sea Lion Island.

 

Flightless ducks Flightless ducks
Flightless ducks Flightless ducks.

 

 

Snipe, Falkland islands
On the right photo, a Snipe.

 

Gentoo penguin colony, Sea Lion Island Gentoo penguin colony, Sea Lion Island
Gentoo penguin colony, Falkland islands Gentoo penguin colony, Falkland islands
On Sea Lion Island there are huge colonies of gentoo penguins coming on the island to breed.

 

Gentoo penguin

 

Gentoo penguins
Gentoo penguins
March of the penguins from the ocean to the colony on Sea Lion Island. Click HERE to see a video.

 

Photo of an impressive white sand beach on Sea Lion Island.

 

 

Gentoo penguins
Gentoo penguins
More photos of gentoo penguins coming ashore or getting into the sea.

 

Foraging Gentoo penguins
Penguins swimming and foraging.

 

Gentoo penguins

 

Penguin building nests Penguin building nests
Gentoo penguins busy in nest building on Sea Lion Island at the beginning of the breeding season.

 

Penguin building nests
More gentoo penguins taking care of their nests.



 

Gentoo penguin Penguin building nests

 

 

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