Falkland Island Trip Bird List

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig Port Stanley, Falkland Main Island
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Gentoo Penguin on Sea Lion Island, Falklands
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

We had an hour birding on the Main Island, one landing on Sea Lion Island and a day at sea. This is our full list, with new birds in bold. 37 birds with 13 new lifers:

Upland Goose
Kelp Goose
Ruddy-headed Goose
Falklands Steamer Duck
Crested Duck
Magellanic Penguin
Gentoo Penguin
Southern Rockhopper Penguin
King Penguin
Royal Southern Albatross
Black-Browed Albatross
Southern Giant Petrel
White-chinned Petrel
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Thin-billed Prion
Wilson’s Storm-petrel
Grey-backed Storm-petrel
Magellanic Cormorant
Imperial Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-heron
Turkey Vulture
Striated Caracara
Magellanic Oystercatcher
Two-banded Plover
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Dolphin Gull
Kelp Gull
South American Tern
Falkland Skua (subspecies of Brown Skua)
Blackish Cinclodes
Dark-faced Ground Tyrant
Falklands Thrush (subspecies of Austral Thrush)
White-bridled Finch
Cobb’s Wren
Long-tailed Meadowlark

Black-Browed Albatross

 

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