The most romantic of penguins, they mate for life
Our Expert Says… "This is a burrowing penguin species, one of the so-called "jackass" penguins. These wonderful creatures are definitely a highlight of any Falklands visit. There's a great story about a Magellanic penguin that was rescued by someone in Patagonia, and every winter it still returns to visit its saviour!"
The Magellanic penguin is a South American bird, common off the coast of Patagonia, in Argentina and Chile. It also ranges as far south as the Falkland Islands, where there is a large breeding population.
Pictures of Magellanic Penguin
Highlights where the Magellanic Penguin can be seen
Arrival at Port Stanley
Beagle Channel & Lectures
Our trips to spot the Magellanic Penguin