Avian Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Avian Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
off Adelaide, Adelaide Island, following survey by FIDS in October 1948 was named Avian Islet because of the large number and variety of birds found there (APC, 1955, p.4). The Argentina refuge hut Paso de los Andes was established on the island, 26 October 1957, and so called in reference to the crossing of the Andes by Gen. J. de San Martïn's army in January 1817. Avian Island (APC, 1959a, p.4; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; 3577, 14.viii.1964). A camp was established on the island for the joint BAS-RN survey of the S coast of Adelaide Island in 1962-63 (Dixon, 1964). The Chilean refuge hut Comodoro Guesalaga was established on the island, 28 February 1963 (USHO, 1963, p.187). Islote Bories, after the Chilean ship Gobernador Bories, of the Sociedad Ballenera de Magallanes, which operated in the Graham Land area from 1906 (Chile. DNH chart 1600, 1963; IHA, 1974, p.51). Refugio Paso de los Andes (Pierrou, 1970, p.577). Comorado [sic] Guesalaga (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973).
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