Rare plants and breeding birds and sea mammals abound
Bull Point is the most southerly point of either of the two main Falkland Islands. Sitting in the far south of East Falkland island, the point forms part of the western shore of the Bay of Harbours.
Most of Bull Point is used by North Ant Farm and actively grazed but its important flora and fauna led to it being declared an Important Bird Area (IBA). The tip of the point has been fenced off completely to allow a natural habitat to recover.
Surveys have revealed over 100 different plant species at the Point, more than half of which are considered to be rare. A particularly important species is Dusen’s Moonwort - only known to occur in two other places in the Falklands apart from Bull Point and nowhere else.
The rocky shore here protects kelp beds, and the sandy beaches are often visited by southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. There are also nesting sites for Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, as well as breeding colonies of ruddy-headed geese and Falkland steamer ducks.
Interesting facts about Bull Point
Falkland Steamer Ducks, Kelp, Ruddy-headed and Upland Geese, as well as Magellanic and Blackish Oystercatchers, Blackish Cinclodes (locally known as the tussock or tussac bird) and White-rumped Sandpipers frequent the area, with a further 57 species breeding here. The Bay of Harbours just north of Bull Point often shows Peale’s and Commerson’s dolphins playing in the surf.
Pictures of Bull Point
Highlights Close to Bull Point
Arrival at Port Stanley
The Falkland Islands
Embark in Port Stanley
Animals in Bull Point
Our trips to Bull Point