Antarctica's only cormorant that toughs out the coldest winters
Our Expert Says… "The name 'blue-eyed shag' covers a range of species, including Antarctic shag, imperial or king shag, and South Georgia Shag. Further confusion is caused by some of these being different names for the same thing! There are even debates about whether or not it's a true shag species!"
The Blue-Eyed Shag is the Antarctic’s sole cormorant species. It’s currently found in the South Shetland Islands, on Elephant Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Pictures of Blue-eyed Shag
Highlights where the Blue-eyed Shag can be seen
Wordie House, Winter Island
Danco Island, Errera Channel
Port Charcot, Booth Island
Half Moon Island
Our trips to spot the Blue-eyed Shag