Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
Grand Jason Island. FALKLAND ISLANDS.
They return to the same nest annually. The nest is a a solid pillar up to 50cm high of mud and guano with some grass and seaweed incorporated. A single egg is laid in October and juveniles fledge between mid March and April. They have a circumpolar range betweeen 65 S and 20 south and breed on Subantarctic Islands, Including South Georgia and islands off southern South America. In the Falklands they are also found on Beauchene, Saunders, West Point and New Island.
The Jasons (Grand, Elephant and Steeple) are a chain of islands 40 miles (64km) north and west off West Falkland towards Patagonia.
The island is owned by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)
LISTED AS ENDANGERED