The Elephant Cays are a group of small islands lying towards the southern end of Falkland Sound, just to the north-west of Speedwell Island, in the Falkland Islands of the South Atlantic Ocean. The group, with a collective area of 248 ha includes Golden Knob, Sandy Cay, West, Southwest and Stinker Islands. It has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA).
Birds for which the site is of conservation significance include Magellanic Penguins and Striated Caracaras. The group is also the most important breeding site in the world for Southern Giant Petrels, of which there are about 11,000 pairs. There are also two small colonies of Imperial Shags.
- "Elephant Cays Group". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
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