A Falklands success story, as geese and farmers live side-by-side
Our Expert Says… "Often found further back from the shoreline than kelp geese, and sometimes confused with female ruddy-headed geese, these are one of a birder's highlights of any trip to the Falklands. Thanks to increased eco-tourism, the conservation of native grasslands on the islands is really benefiting the bird species here."
Indigenous to the Falkland Islands, the Upland Goose is a very common sight, with some 120,000 individuals calling the islands home. It prefers short grass for its grazing and has therefore adapted well to the sheep farming on the islands since they were first inhabited.
Pictures of Upland Goose
Highlights where the Upland Goose can be seen
Beagle Channel & Lectures
Our trips to spot the Upland Goose