PENGUIN LIFECYCLE AT PUNTA TOMBO
January: Chicks leave their nests, grow swimming feathers and start learning to swim in the sea.
February: Young molt, take the beaches in swarms.
March-April: Molting season ends for the young and starts for adults; birds start their northward migration.
May, June, July and August: No Magellan penguins are visible, because they are always feeding out at sea.
August-September: Adult males and females arrive, mark their territories and build their nests.
October-November: Brooding and hatching season lasts between 30 and 45 days.
December: Chicks grow, intensive activity on the beach, seagulls and skuas hover to pillage nests.