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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nest on thick sea ice, their colonies are located away from navigable waters; to reach them you'll have to book a dedi- cated early season expedition, ideally involving a nuclear-powered icebreaker with helicopters. Dispersing Emper- ors are occasionally sighted on regular trips, most often on flat ice—so if you see something that resembles a teenager with bad posture slouching on an ice floe, take a second look! Exactly which sites you visit in Ant - arctica depends on the trip, but most voyages spend several days along the northwest edge of the Antarctic Penin- Birding Antarctica 28 Birder's Guide to Travel | January 2019 above : n Adélie Penguins cluster on the ice before diving into the sea to find krill and other food for their young. Photo © Noah Strycker below, left : n Chinstrap Penguins are easily identified by their namesake throat lines. Photo © Noah Strycker below, right : n Adult King Penguins have bright golden-orange head markings. Photo © Rich Lindie/

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