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Breeding success of Macaroni penguins at Bird Island, South Georgia, from 1982 to 2020


The breeding success (calculated from nest and chick counts) of Macaroni penguins is monitored annually at Bird Island, South Georgia. A transect is used to estimate the incubating nests and chicks hatched in the large colony at Goldcrest Point where counts have been made since 1976. The number of incubating nests and chicks reaching fledging stage in the whole of the smaller colony at Fairy Point are counted and data exist from 1982 onwards.

This work was funded by Natural Environment Research Council (UK) core funding to the British Antarctic Survey.

Bird Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus, Macaroni penguin, breeding success, chick count, nest count

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