Falkland Islands 2018
Wildlife experiences are guaranteed and with only a few visitors in many locations, the up-close-and-personal experience is second to none.Best known for penguins, visitors always enjoy the antics of these birds both at sea and on shore.
When: February 3 - 17, 2018
The Falkland Islands truly are the ultimate birding experience with large, easily accessible colonies of some of the world's rarest and most enchanting birds. Best known for penguins, visitors always enjoy the antics of these birds both at sea and on shore.
Majestic king, feisty rockhopper, inquisitive gentoo and shy Magellanic penguins are easy to find with the more elusive macaroni penguin blending into rockhopper colonies in just a few locations. Over 70% of the world's Black-browed albatross breed around the islands. Add to these a large number of other interesting birds including the inquisitive striated cara-cara, the endemic Cobb's wren and Falklands Flightless steamer duck - there are plenty of species for the amateur birder and the enthusiast. Fourteen species of have been recorded in Falkland waters. A trip out of Stanley to Berkeley Sound affords the opportunity to try to spot some of these at sea with spectacular blows often exhibited by various species of baleen whale. Peale's and Commerson's dolphins regularly accompany boats and trips can be arranged to include the viewing of penguin colonies and sooty shearwaters on the ocean surface as dusk falls.
Whale watching or general boat trips can be booked with Stanley agencies; some are also available at other tourist locations.Wildlife experiences are guaranteed and with only a few visitors in many locations, the up-close-and-personal experience is second to none. Up-to-date sightings of wildlife can usually be obtained from accommodation providers. The following locations are suggestions of some of the best wildlife watching experiences around the Islands that are easily accessible to visitors but there are many other locations where wildlife will also be observed.
- Internal Flights
- Wildlife Excursions
- Photography & Video tips
What's Not Included?
- Transfers outside tour itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- International flights