Thanks for posting that.
I wonder how useful it would be considering the number of birds in South
America having just been to a BirdLife meeting where the topic was Birding
Brazil, and having heard about the high number of endemics in Ecuador and
Columbia, for example. Having said that, however, I did see Rufous-collared
Sparrows in Ushuaia which I had seen in Costa Rica earlier in the year, and
also Turkey Vultures so some species do have extensive ranges.0
On 13/12/2014, at 11:42 AM, Joseph Morlan <> wrote:
> Thanks. Appreciate the advice. Did you rent a car in Ushuaia? I will
> only have half a day there.
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:30:36 +1100, Sonja Ross <>
>> Hi Joseph,
>> No there weren't any apps or I would have let you know.
>> The Black-faced landed briefly on a patch of grass at the edge of the
>> waterfront on the side towards the National Park. We saw them flying
>> towards the National Park as well. There was one bird on an island in the
>> Beagle Channel too so I guess they are around, but not necessarily
>> stationary. A walk along the waterfront is worth it anyway.
>> Just a piece of advice, we had great difficulty getting money out of ATMs in
>> Argentina, so I would strongly suggest taking some U.S. dollars with you or
>> Argentinian pesos if you can, as we weren't able to get into the National
>> Park because we weren't able to get cash. You can use credit card to pay
>> for some things, but not everything. It wasn't just us either, everyone in
>> our group of 13 had problems with it.
>> Enjoy your trip,
>> On 13/12/2014, at 11:22 AM, Joseph Morlan <> wrote:
>>> I will be there in February. Were there any recommended apps? Where
>>> exactly was the Black-faced Ibis?
>>> On Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:57:22 +1100, Sonja Ross <>
>>>> Several people responded to my question about a bird app for Southern
>>>> Argentina/Chile, so I'd just like to let them know that I did see quite a
>>>> few birds at Ushuaia, including the attractive Black-faced Ibis, and
>>>> although we couldn't get within helicopter range of the Emperor Penguin
>>>> colony because of pack ice, I did see 4 individual birds on icebergs. The
>>>> captain stopped the ship for two of them so that we could enjoy those
>>>> Emperor Penguins for a time. One bird certainly towered over the two
>>>> Adelies on the same piece of ice.
>>>> Thanks again to those who responded.
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>>> Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
>>> "It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
> Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
> "It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
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