Birding tour on Sea Lion Island observing gentoo penguins and other birds
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.
Photos of a Magellanic oystercatcher, a quite common bird on Sea Lion Island.
Photos of magellanic penguins, living in small dens underground on Sea Lion Island.
More photos of magellanic penguins walking on the beaches. They can be found almost everywhere on Sea Lion Island.
Photos of caracara, a smart predator often working together to catch their prey.
Photo of a skua, often feeding on penguins' eggs and chicks.
Pictures of giant southern petrels, having a wingspan up to 2 meters wide, breeding on Sea Lion Island in the Falkland Islands.
A two banded plover: there are many of these birds on Sea Lion Island.
On the right photo, a Snipe.
On Sea Lion Island there are huge colonies of gentoo penguins coming on the island to breed.
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.
More photos of gentoo penguins coming ashore or getting into the sea.
Penguins swimming and foraging.
Gentoo penguins busy in nest building on Sea Lion Island at the beginning of the breeding season.
More gentoo penguins taking care of their nests.