Sea Lion Island

Monday morning saw me boarding a plane to Sea Lion Island which is located 10miles south of mainland East Falklands and has a land mass of 2,236 acres. The purpose of my visit was to give Customs & Immigration clearance to the cruise vessel Ushuaia. Unfortunately J The Ushuaia was delayed so I had the whole day on Sea Lion Island to do some birding.

Below are some images of the 45 species of birds seen during the 1½ days I spent  there.

Juvenile Striated Caracara with stolen Gentoo Penguin egg

Adult breeding pair of Striated Caracara 

3 of 12 Silvery Grebe on Long pond

Silver Teal in the California Clubrush on Long pond 

Female Kelp Goose sitting on her nest near the lodge

The endemic Cobb’s Wren, an abundent species on Sea Lion Island

           

The endemic Falkland Steamer Duck on on Tussac pond

                   

Crested Duck

                     

Female Upland Goose

                       

Male Upland Goose

                  

One thought on “Sea Lion Island

  1. Sealion Is
    Nice shots mate as usual. Happy memories of that island, It is 3 years this month since I had Jo and the boys out there. I guess you were pretty pleased to get called forward for that job.

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