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Bird Island (54° 21”S, 38° 02’ 30”W) was first discovered by Cook in early 1775 and named descriptively for the number of birds he saw there. The wildlife on the island have inspired other names in the area. Sooty Cove (54° 00′ 40″ S, 38° 02′ 24″ W), Wanderer Ridge (54° 00′ 31″ S, 38° 02′ 35″ W), Molly Hill (54° 00′ 51″ S, 38° 04′ 00″ W), Gony Point (54° 00′ 27″ S), Pio point (54° 01′ 03″ S, 38° 04′ 54″ W) and more are named after the local populations of Albratross species. More place-names come from other species present on the island, such as Macaroni Cwm (54° 00′ 07″ S, 38° 01′ 12″ W) named for the Macaroni penguin colonies present nearby; Fairy Point (54° 00′ 39″ S, 38° 04′ 36″ W), named for the fairy prion, and Gazella Peak (54° 00′ 12″ S, 38° 02′ 48″ W), named after a sub-species of fur seal which breeds in large numbers on the island.

Place-names around Bird Island