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Patagonia is a region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile and it’s home to four penguin species, the Magellanic, Humboldt, Gentoo, and King penguins. Depending on the species and the season, the curious creatures can be seen anywhere from Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego on day trips to rocky hillside nests or boat landings in large colonies. Every year the Magellanic Penguins come to the shore of Argentinian Patagonia to nest, mate, incubate their eggs, feed their offspring, and prepare them for migration. The peninsula is essentially a 3-kilometer-long and 600-meter-wide rock formation, covered in sand, gravel, and clay. Here the penguins make their nests and later, in October, lay eggs. After November, when the chicks hatch, visiting the colony is especially a good idea since you can watch millions of penguins running around.