Baily Head, Deception Island
Baily Head has been designated and Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a very large breeding colony of Chinstrap Penguins (100,000 pairs). Baily Head comprises an ice-free headland and about 800 m of black sand beach on either side of it. Other birds known to nest at the site include Brown Skuas, Cape Petrels and Snowy Sheathbills. Antarctic Fur Seals are frequently seen along the beaches. Weddell, Crabeater, Leopard and Southern Elephant Seals have also been seen at Baily Head.
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