Fwd: Emperor Penguin trip

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Subject: Fwd: Emperor Penguin trip
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:42:23 +1100
There is an iOS app. Birds of South America. Fairly rough but has info on over 
3000 species. Supposed to be a work in progress but no updates in the months 
I've had it.

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

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> On 13 Dec 2014, at 11:31, Sonja Ross <> wrote:
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>> From: Sonja Ross <>
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Emperor Penguin trip
>> Date: 13 December 2014 11:30:36 AM AEDT
>> To: 
>> 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,
>> Sonja
>>> On 13/12/2014, at 11:22 AM, Joseph Morlan <> wrote:
>>> Sonja,
>>> I will be there in February.  Were there any recommended apps?  Where
>>> exactly was the Black-faced Ibis?  
>>> Thanks.
>>> On Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:57:22 +1100, Sonja Ross <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>> Sonja
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>>> Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
>>> "It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
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