Birder's Guide

JAN 2019

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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Passage before joining a ship—but take a small ship instead. If you fly, you'll miss all the albatrosses, not to mention a dozen other seabirds (shearwaters, fulmars, petrels, storm-petrels, prions, diving-petrels) which bulk up an Ant- arctic trip list. Weather conditions can also delay flights; going by sea is actu- ally more reliable. The sea around the Antarctic continent itself is usually flat, sheltered by islands and bays and ice. I remember vividly my first tabular iceberg, drifting on a placid afternoon in the Southern Ocean. It was far from land, but as our ship gradu - ally drew closer I could make out a scatter of dots on the berg's mile-wide flank, which 25 January 2019 | Birder's Guide to Travel above : n Gentoo Penguins have reddish beaks and look like they are wearing white earmuffs. Photo © Noah Strycker right : n South Polar Skuas patrol many sites in Antarctica. Photo © Noah Strycker above: n Gentoo Penguins have reddish beaks and look like they are wearing white earmuffs. Photo © Noah Strycker right: n South Polar Skuas patrol many sites in Antarctica. Photo © Noah Strycker

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