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Below is the full list of species I recorded on our trip. Highlighted names are linked to pages where photos of the species that we photographed on this trip are displayed. Where more than one subspecies of a particular species was photographed on the trip, links to pages with photos of all the subspecies are included. Although this was not specifically a photographic trip, I still managed to get photos of a number of the species so it will at least give some indication of what we saw. This list represents only the species I recorded and there were several other species seen by others which I did not get to see on the trip.

BIRDS - 75 species    
Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Swans  
Fuegian Steamer Duck Tachyeres pteneres  
Falkland Steamer Duck Tachyeres brachypterus endemic to The Falklands
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta  
Kelp Goose Chloephaga hybrida  
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps  
Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides  
Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris  
Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica  
Spheniscidae Penguins  
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus  
* Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua papua  
* Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua ellsworthi  
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae  
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus  
Western Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome  
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus  
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus  
Diomedeidae Albatrosses  
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora  
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi  
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata  
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma  
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys  
Procellariidae Petrels and Shearwaters  
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus  
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli  
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides  
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica  
Cape Petrel Daption capense  
Snow Petrel Pagodroma nivea  
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea  
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata  
Slender-billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri  
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris  
Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta  
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis  
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis  
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus  
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis  
Hydrobatidae Storm Petrels  
Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus  
Grey-backed Storm Petrel Garrodia nereis  
Black-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta tropica  
Pelecanoididae Diving Petrels  
Magellanic Diving Petrel Pelecanoides magellani  
South Georgia Diving Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus  
Common Diving Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix  
Ardeidae Herons and Bitterns  
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax  
Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants and Shags  
Rock Shag Leucocarbo magellanicus  
South Georgia Shag Leucocarbo georgianus  
Antarctic Shag Leucocarbo bransfieldensis  
King Shag Leucocarbo albiventer  
Cathartidae New World Vultures  
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura  
Accipitridae Kites, Hawks and Eagles  
Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma  
Falconidae Caracaras and Falcons  
Striated Caracara Phalcoboenus australis  
Chionidae Sheathbills  
Greater Sheathbill Chionis albus  
Haematopodidae Oystercatchers  
Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus  
Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater  
Charadriidae Plovers  
Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus  
Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Snipes  
South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae  
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis  
Laridae Gulls, Terns and Skimmers  
Dolphin Gull Leucophaeus scoresbii  
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus  
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea  
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea  
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata  
Stercorariidae Skuas  
Chilean Skua Catharacta chilensis  
South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormicki  
* Subantarctic Skua Catharacta antarctica antarctica  
* Subantarctic Skua Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi  
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus  
Furnariidae Ovenbirds  
Blackish Cinclodes Cinclodes antarcticus  
Tyrannidae Tyrant Flycatchers  
Dark-faced Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola maclovianus  
Troglodytidae Wrens  
Cobb's Wren Troglodytes cobbi endemic to The Falklands
Turdidae Thrushes  
Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii  
Passeridae Old World Sparrows  
House Sparrow Passer domesticus introduced to The Falklands
Motacillidae Wagtails and Pipits  
Correndera Pipit Anthus correndera  
South Georgia Pipit Anthus antarcticus endemic to South Georgia
Fringillidae Finches  
Black-chinned Siskin Carduelis barbata  
Icteridae Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds  
Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca  
Thraupidae Tanagers and Allies  
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera  
MAMMALS - 16 species    
Otariidae Fur Seals and Sea Lions  
South American Fur Seal Arctocephalus australis  
Antarctic Fur Seal Arctocephalus gazella  
South American Sealion Otaria flavescens  
Phocidae True Seals   
Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx  
Weddell Seal Leptonychotes weddellii  
Crabeater Seal Lobodon carcinophaga  
Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina  
Cervidae Deer  
Reindeer Rangifer tarandus introduced to South Georgia
Balaenopteridae Rorqual Whales  
Antarctic Minke Whale Balaenoptera bonaerensis  
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis  
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus  
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae  
Delphinidae Dolphins, Killer Whales, Pilot Whales and Allies  
Commerson’s Dolphin Cephalorhynchus commersonii  
Peale’s Dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis  
Hourglass Dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger  
Killer Whale Orcinus orca