30 August 2008 - 17 December 2008
Bird Island is the best place in the world to see albatrosses and Antarctic fur seals. During the Antarctic winter the island’s beaches lie bare but when spring finally arrives every inch of coastline becomes a crowded breeding site. The programme makers want to film the animals that arrive to form these massive colonies.
Matt lived in sub-Antarctica studying penguins and seals before working as a researcher on Frozen Planet.
John is a wildlife cameraman and photographer. He's worked on many BBC programmes including Big Cat Diary and Springwatch.
Ewan is a zoological field assistant at the British Antarctic Survey's Bird Island Research Station near South Georgia.
The expedition is based at the British Antarctic Survey research station on Bird Island. This tiny island is near South Georgia, over 1,000km east of the Falkland Islands which lie off the tip of South America. During the breeding season the island has one bird or seal for every 1.5m², making it one of the busiest wildlife sites in the world.
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