Birds of The Falkland Islands

The number of bird species recorded in the Falklands increases every year with vagrants—mostly migrants blown in from the South American mainland. Currently, about 230 species have been recorded—70 breeding birds, 20 regular migrants, and more than 130 vagrants. The Falklands are also home to five different penguin species and a few of the largest albatross colonies on the planet. The archipelago’s abundant wildlife was seen by Charles Darwin on his epic voyage on the HMS Beagle, during his visit in March 1833,