The Falkland Islands, the ultimate birding experience. Large colonies of some of the world’s rarest and most enchanting birds are easy accessible on this archipelago.
A true paradise for bird and nature enthusiasts. The Falkland Islands are home to over 200 interesting and uncommon bird species, including five types of penguin (Gentoo, King, Macaroni, Magellanic and Rockhopper). Those birds are nesting between the most unusual species. Thirteen endemic plants can be found on the islands, including snake plant (Nassauvia serpens), with its long stalks and tiny leaves, and Felton’s flower (Calandrinia feltonii), a caramel-scented, magenta-blossomed annual until recently thought to be extinct in the wild. Vanilla daisy (Leuceria suaveolens), while not endemic, is still interesting – its flowers smell remarkably like chocolate. There are no remaining native land animals.