Saturday, January 2, 2016

Punta Arenas, birding the Magellan Straits

Ashy Headed, Ruddy Headed and Magellanic (Upland) Geese 

Ashy-headed Goose 

Austral Negrito

Chiloe Wigeon 

Correndera Pipit

Great Grebe - while we were there a feral dog swam out to it and it quickly swam away!

Our guide, Sabastian from Far South Expeditions, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and helpful and he cared passionately about his environment. A top notch guide !

Masked Gnatcatcher 

The wetland at Punta Arenas - so many birds we didn't know where to look ! 

Ruddy-headed Goose 

Rufous Horeo 

South American Snipe 

Speckled Teal 

Two-banded Plover 

Rufous-chested Dotterel

Crested Caracara

 Peel's Dolphins

Flightless Steamer Ducks

These signs were everywhere !

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