Birds we saw during our Southern Ocean Expedition

SOUTHERN OCEAN EXPEDITION: Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula

John and Lynn Salmon -- December 2014 to January 2015


Buenos Aires, Argentina

(S34 36.17 W58 22.91) --
map

Thursday, 11 December 2014

  • Picazuro pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)
  • Roufous-bellied thrush (Turdus rufiventris)
  • Eared dove (Zenaida auriculata)
  • Shiny cowbird (Molpthrus bonariensis)
  • Great kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
  • White-eyed parakeet (Aratinga leucophtalma) in park near Plaza del Mayo
  • Chalk-browed mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
  • Rock dove (Columba livia)
  • Rufous hornero (Furnarius rufus)

Ushuaia, Argentina

(S54 48.44 W68 18.13) --
map

Saturday, 13 December 2014

  • Patagonian crested duck (Lophonetta specularioides)
  • Dolphin gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii)
  • Imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) aka King Cormorant
  • South American tern (Sterna hirundinacea)
  • some kind of shearwater
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Magellanic cormorant (Phalacrocorax magellanicus) aka Rock Shag
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)
  • House sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • Chimango caracara (Milvago chimango)
  • Kelp goose (Chloephaga hybrida)
  • Blackish oystercatcher (Haematopus ater)

Tierra del Fuego National Park

(S54 50.63 W68 33.32) --
satellite image

Monday, 15 December 2014

  • Magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus)
  • Flying steamer duck (Tachyeres patachonicus)
  • Flightless steamer duck (Tachyeres pteneres)
  • Austral negrito (Lessonia rufa)
  • Long-tailed meadowlark (Sturnella loyca)
  • South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae) aka Magellan snipe
  • Yellow-billed teal (Anas flavirostris) aka speckled teal
  • Southern crested duck (Lophonetta specularioides)
  • Kelp goose (Chloephaga hybrida)
  • Greater yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
  • Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
  • Dolphin gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii)
  • Imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) aka King Cormorant
  • South American tern (Sterna hirundinacea)
  • Chilean swallow (Tachycineta meyeni)
  • Red Shoveler (Anas platalea)
  • Ashy-headed goose (Chloephaga poliocephala)
  • Rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
  • Austral thrush (Turdus falcklandii)
  • Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)
  • Great grebe (Podiceps major)
  • Upland goose (Chloephaga picta) also saw the white-breasted morph of these
  • Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda)
  • Black-chinned siskin (Spinus barbata)
  • White-crested elaenia (Elaenia albiceps)
  • Patagonian sierra finch (Phrygilus patagonicus)
  • White-throated Treerunner (Pygarrhichas albogularis)
  • Southern house wren (Troglodytes musculus)
  • Austral parakeet (Enicognathus ferrugineus)
  • Chimango caracara (Milvago chimango)
  • Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus)
  • White-throated caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis)
  • Dark-bellied cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus)
  • Buff-winged cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus)
  • Tufted tit-tyrant (Anairetes parulus)
  • Black-faced ibis (Theristicus melanopis)
  • Fire-eyed diucon (Xolmis pyrope)
  • Black-necked swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)
  • Black-chested Buzzard Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
  • Chilean skua (Stercorarius chilensis)
  • Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
  • Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
  • House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

At Sea - southern ocean

(S54 2.5 W64 0.6) --
satellite image

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

  • Royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
  • Great shearwater (Puffinus gravis)
  • Sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • Wilson's Storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
  • Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)
  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)

New Island, Falklands

(S51 42.4 W61 16.8) --
satellite image

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

  • Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)
  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
  • Rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Falkland steamer duck (Tachyeres brachypterus)
  • Southern crested duck (Lophonetta specularioides)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
  • Striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis)
  • Correndera pipit (Anthus correndera)
  • Long-tailed meadowlark (Sturnella loyca)
  • Magellanic cormorant (Phalacrocorax magellanicus) aka Rock Shag
  • Imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) aka King Cormorant
  • Upland goose (Chloephaga picta)
  • Kelp goose (Chloephaga hybrida)
  • Snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)
  • Austral thrush (Turdus falcklandii)
  • Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
  • Blackish oystercatcher (Haematopus ater)
  • Magellanic oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus)
  • Dolphin gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)
  • Dark-faced ground tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus)
  • Black-chinned siskin (Spinus barbata)
  • White-bridled finch (Melanodera melanodera)

Steeple Jason Island, Falklands

(S51 02.32 W61 13.42) --
satellite image

Thursday, 18 December 2014

  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) approx. 440,000
  • Rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis)
  • White-bridled finch (Melanodera melanodera)
  • Tussock bird (Cinclodes antarcticus) aka Blackish Cinclodes

Sea Lion Island, Falklands

(S52 24.5 W59 3.7) --
satellite image and **seen at sea before landing

Friday, 19 December 2014

  • ** Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • ** Wilson's Storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
  • ** Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • ** Slender-billed prion (Pachyptila belcheri)
  • ** Gray-backed storm petrel (Garrodia nereis)
  • ** Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • ** Great shearwater (Puffinus gravis)
  • ** Sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
  • South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae)
  • Two-banded plover (Charadrius falklandicus)
  • Cobb's Wren (Troglodytes cobbi)
  • Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
  • White-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
  • Ruddy-headed goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps)
  • Upland goose (Chloephaga picta)
  • Kelp goose (Chloephaga hybrida)
  • Snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)
  • Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • South American tern (Sterna hirundinacea)
  • Magellanic oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus)

At Sea - Scotia sea

(S52 40.8 W54 0.0) --
satellite image

Saturday, 20 December 2014

  • Gray-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma)
  • Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • Royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
  • White-headed petrel (Pterodroma lessonii)

At Sea - Antarctic convergence

(S53 9.7 W46 58.7) -- satellite image

Sunday, 21 December 2014

  • Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
  • Slender-billed prion (Pachyptila belcheri)
  • Antarctic prion (Pachyptila desolata)
  • Northern giant petrel (Macronectes halli)
  • Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea)
  • White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)

Right Whale Bay, South Georgia

(S54 0.56 W37 41.7) --
satellite image and **seen at sea before landing

Monday, 22 December 2014

  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Northern giant petrel (Macronectes halli)
  • Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
  • ** Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • ** Antarctic prion (Pachyptila desolata)
  • ** Black-bellied storm petrel (Fregretta tropica)

South Georgia: Salisbury Plain

(S54 3.5 W37 19.7) --
satellite image

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
  • Northern giant petrel (Macronectes halli)
  • South Georgia Pintail (Anas georgica georgica) aka Yellow-billed pintail
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)

Shackleton Walk, South Georgia

(S54 9.22 W36 45.1) --
satellite image

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

  • South Georgia Pintail (Anas georgica georgica) aka Yellow-billed pintail seen at Crean Lake
  • South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus)
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
  • South Georgia shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps georgianus)
  • Light-mantled albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)

South Georgia: Hercules Bay

(S54 7.5 W36 40) --
satellite image

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

  • Macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus)
  • Northern giant petrel (Macronectes halli)
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus)
  • South Georgia shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps georgianus)
  • Snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)
  • Light-mantled albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)
  • Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)

Grytviken, South Georgia

(S54 17.14 W36 30.5) --
satellite image

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

  • Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

South Georgia: Godthul

(S54 17.6 W36 17.7) --
satellite image

Thursday, 25 December 2014

  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • South Georgia Pintail (Anas georgica georgica)

South Georgia: St. Andrews Bay

(S54 26 W36 11) --
satellite image

Thursday, 25 December 2014

  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
  • Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)

South Georgia: Gold Harbour

(S54 37 W35 56) --
satellite image

Friday, 26 December 2014

  • King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • South Georgia shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps georgianus)
  • Snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)
  • Light-mantled albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)
  • Northern giant petrel (Macronectes halli)
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)

At Sea - Scotia Sea

(S55 2.9 W36 28.2) --
satellite image

Saturday, 27 December 2014

  • Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • South Georgia diving petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus)
  • White-bellied storm petrel (Fregetta grallaria)
  • Wilson's Storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

At Sea - Scotia Sea

(S56 38.4 W39 21) -- satellite image

Sunday, 28 December 2014

  • Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • Blue Petrel (Halobaena caerulea)

At Sea - Scotia Sea

(S58 5.8 W43 56.9) -- satellite image

Monday, 29 December 2014

  • Wilson's Storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
  • Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides)
  • White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • Black-bellied storm petrel (Fregretta tropica)

near Elephant Island

(S61 13.44 W54 19.44 ) --
satellite image

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides)
  • Black-bellied storm petrel (Fregretta tropica)
  • Wilson's Storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
  • Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica)

Antarctic Peninsula: Brown Bluff

(S63 31.26 W56 53.06) --
satellite image

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

  • Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica)
  • Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)
  • Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)

Antarctic Peninsula: Hope Bay

(S63 23 W57 0.0) --
satellite image

Thursday, 1 January 2015

  • Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica)
  • South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)
  • Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea)
  • Antarctic shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)
  • Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)

Antarctic Peninsula: Cierva Cove and Cuverville Island

(S64 09 W60 57) --
satellite image and (S64 41 W62 37) -- satellite image

Friday, 2 January 2015

  • Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica)
  • Antarctic shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
  • South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)

Antarctic Peninsula: Petermann Island and Booth Island

(S65 10.5 W64 8.2) --
satellite image and (S65 05 W64 0) -- satellite image

Saturday, 3 January 2015

  • Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)
  • Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea)
  • Antarctic shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
  • Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea)
  • South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)

Antarctic Peninsula: Yalour Islands and Port Lockroy

(S65 14 W64 10) -- satellite image and (S64 49.515 W63 29.68) -- satellite image

Sunday, 4 January 2015

  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
  • Antarctic shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
  • Snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)
  • South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)
  • Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)

Antarctic Peninsula: Neko Harbour and Danco Island

(S64 50.6 W62 32.69) -- satellite image and (S64 44 W62 36) -- satellite image

Monday, 5 January 2015

  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
  • Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica)
  • Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea)
  • South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)
  • Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)

Antarctic Peninsula: Half Moon Island

(S62 35.12 W59 55.12) -- satellite image

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

  • Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)

At Sea - Drake Passage

(S60 02 W61 40.8) -- satellite image

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

  • Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
  • Gray-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma)
  • White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)
  • Royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
  • Wilson's Storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

At Sea - Drake Passage

(S56 13.9 W65 21) -- satellite image

Thursday, 8 January 2015

  • Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans)
  • Cape petrel, pintado (Daption capense)
  • Royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
  • Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides)
  • Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
  • Imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) aka King Cormorant

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