Named after HMS Carcass which visited in the late 18th century, Carcass Island is located in the northwest of the Falklands archipelago. The terrain is varied with rocky ridges, steep cliffs, open plains, white sand beaches and pretty coves. The highest point is Mount Byng at 213m (700 feet). Carcass Island is a carefully managed farm with sheep and cattle. It is an important bird area with many ground nesting birds including the endemic Cobbs’s wren and songbirds such as the tussac bird, ground tyrant, pipit, thrush, long-tailed meadowlark and grass wren. Gentoo and Magellanic penguins breed on the Island and there are many striated caracaras.
Visitor accommodation is available.
|Open at all times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|