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> From: Sonja Ross <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Emperor Penguin trip
> Date: 13 December 2014 11:30:36 AM AEDT
> 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
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