Falkland Islands

03 May, 2009

Falkland Islands’ Unique Nature Experience

Falkland Islands

Here is a place where penguins can be seen all year around. The Gentoo, Magellanic, Rockhopper, King and Macaroni penguins spend part of the year if not all year on the shores of the Falkland Islands. The best time to observe the penguins is between November and January. This is when the penguin chicks have hatched and are spending their time being cute and adorable. Great photo opportunities to capture the family life of many types of penguins can be found at many locations.

The road between Fox Bay and Port Howard is a good place to experience the natural and historical diversity of the Falkland Islands. There are lots of opportunities to see the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins as well as many other sights. Plane wrecks from the 1982 can be seen from the road. There are places to stop and check them out. Even fossils can be found in the open areas with rock from the Devonian Age.

Port Howard is known for its sheep and everything sheep related. There is a huge sheep population making it easy to experience demonstrations of sheep shearing and life on a sheep farm. There are ways to get back to nature, such as camping and hiking. Sea Trout Fishing can be done on Warrah and Chartres rivers. For those, with interest in the military, there is a small museum dedicated to the 1982 conflict. Golf is also available here.

Hill Cove is known for being close to the only forest in the whole area. It is a place to successfully find black-chinned siskin and thrush when bird watching. Though beachcombing enjoying walks are popular at Hill Cove most people come for the fishing. Freshwater and sea fishing are both possible here. Crooked Inlet Farm is where you go for horse riding. Fishing and driving 4X4 vehicles are popular as well. Any place on the Falkland Islands offers a unique nature experience.

Falkland Islands

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