Tuesday, 11 March 2014

BIRDS OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO

Before joining ship in Ushuaia our party spent two nights in the Hotel Tolkyen on the shores of the Beagle Channel one day in the Tierra del Fuego National Park with guide Marcelo and a day in town.Here are some of the birding highlights.


 RUFOUS COLLARED SPARROW the first bird seen outside the airport building.

 AUSTRAL NEGRITA
 KELP GOOSE male
 KELP GOOSE female


 RUFOUS CHESTED DOTTEREL


 SOUTHERN CARA CARA


 RINGED KINGFISHER
WHITE ORCHID
 PATAGONIAN SIERRA FINCH-female

 UPLAND GOOSE

 FUEGAN FOX
 FLIGHTLESS STEAMER DUCK


 ROCK CORMORANT
 BLACK FACED IBIS

 CHILOE WIGEON

 WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER
 WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER

 BAIRDS SANDPIPER
 BAIRDS SANDPIPER

 YELLOW BILLED PINTAIL
 RUFOUS CHESTED DOTTEREL=JUV
 CRESTED DUCK



 AUSTRAL NEGRITA


 MAGELLANIC OYSTERCATCHER

 BLACKISH OYSTERCATCHER

 BLACKISH OYSTERCATCHER

 SOUTHERN LAPWING



 DOLPHIN GULL

 BUFF WINGED CINCLODES
THIS OLD TUG WAS HOME TO----
 SOUTH AMERICAN TERNS



 AND THIS DARK BELLIED CINCLODES WAS BUILDING A NEST INSIDE THE TUG

 DARK BELLIED CINCLODES


 DOLPHIN GULL

 BLACKISH OYSTERCATCHER




CHILEAN SKUA Note the chesnut body and underwing.
 CHILEAN MOUNTAINS IN ARGENTINE WATERS
 AUSTRAL THRUSH
 PROBABLY THE MOST SOUTHERLY BUTTERFLY IN THE WORLD.
 JUVENILE NIGHT HERON

GREEN ORCHID
CHIMANGO CARACARA
IMPERIAL CORMORANT

RUFOUS COLLARED SPARROW

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