Saunders Islands was the site of the first British settlement in the Falkland archipelago. It is now one large farm of about 30,000 acres.
The Island is most well known for the sizable colony of Black browed albatross situated to the North West of the Island . You will also find various other species in and around the colony, including southern giant petrels, rock shags, king shags and the odd striated caracara.
The North of the Island is made up of two large peaks, Rookery Mountain to the North East and Mount Hartson to the North West . The peaks are divided by a thin strip of sand known as the Neck. The Neck, arguably one of the Falkland Islands better wildlife sites, is home to large colonies of Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. There is also a small colony of King penguins present at the Neck, with many other species of bird present during the year, along with a small Elephant Seal colony.