Bird's island refuge

Millions of birds, of 31 different species, breed on South Georgia. They include the endangered black-browed albatross, the grey-headed albatross and the white-chinned petrel.

The wandering albatross is one of a number of species that are in danger - and for which the island is a vital refuge. The island is also a critically important breeding ground for king, gentoo and macaroni penguins. South Georgia is also home to two species which can only be found on the island - the South Georgia pintail and the South Georgia pipit.