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|2/5/2015 to 2/27/2015 We flew to the "End of the World" Ushuaia, Terra del Fuego, Argentina with the
intent on catching our One Ocean ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, to Antarctica via the Falklands and
South Georgia. Our Tropical Birding guide, Andrew Spencer, was very knowledgeable and we were
pleased to have him help us identify all we saw. (Click on NEXT PAGE below to go back in time and see
Adelie, Gentoo, Magellanic, Rockhopper and King Penguin colonies.)
|2/20/2015 Wilhelmina Bay and Curverville Island, Antarctica: We took in the ice sculptures and the
Gentoo Penguin Colony. The young were still being fed. Even after being fed, the juveniles would chase
the parent for more. The penguins definitely had "highways" and if someone happened to be standing in
the way, they would pause and wait, studying the obstacle. (We were, of course, supposed to stay off
these obvious thoroughfares.) Also, Antarctic Shag .
|2/20/2015 Wilhelmina bay and Curverville Island, Antarctica: Scenery, Whales, and seals!
|2/24 and 25/2015 Back in Ushuaia, Argentina, we were able to bird for a few days around the city: Crested
Caracara , Buff-winged Cinclodes , Black-chested Buzzard-eagle , Magellanic Oystercatcher , Austral
Negrito , House Wren , clever Kelp Gull and Dolphin Gulls cracking mussels, Dark-faced Ground-tyrant ,
Rufous-chested Dotterel , Kelp Goose pair, White-throated Caracara (+juv) and a Red Shoveler flock.
|2/26/2015 East of Ushuaia, Argentina: Last day! We caught a wonderful male Long-tailed Meadowlark , a
Black-faced Ibis , Yellow-billed Pintail (3 pics), and Yellow-billed Teal (2 pics ad with 3 chicks). Also, an
American Kestrel , A Chiloe Wigeon family , Neotropic Cormorant , and Red Shoveler .