Saddleback Point

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The IBA is an important breeding site for Chinstrap Penguins

Saddleback Point is a headland on the northern coast of Elephant Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The site lies 2 km to the west of Point Wild.

Important Bird Area[edit]

A 65 ha tract of ice-free land at the point has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 10,000 pairs of Chinstrap Penguins.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saddleback Point, Elephant Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 


Coordinates: 61°06′S 54°54′W / 61.100°S 54.900°W / -61.100; -54.900