Birds in Patagonia: A Quick Post – Patagonia, Chile and Argentina
This one is for our birder friends – my mom, my old boss Bill, Aunt Casey and Uncle David…and anyone else who loves our feathered friends. Over the past three weeks in Patagonia we have come across a few handsome little fowl.
In Punta Arenas we saw a huge flock of Imperial Cormorants. We had hoped for penguins but this was still an impressive sight.
We saw a few of these hawks (we presume) in El Calafate.
CONDOR! Not so attractive close-up, as they are related to buzzards, but they sure are pretty on the wing…
And then we’ve come across a number more we have nary a name for, but perhaps you will?
We nearly stumbled on these next little guys while walking on the beach. We didn’t notice them at all until one let out a big sqwauk right before we would have stepped on him!
Old boss. Noun and modifier both a little off. I envy the
chance to see the southern birds. Penguins are probably not far away. Great posts, thanks.
Umm…I meant to say “My former boss who changed my life”. 🙂 Yep, the penguins were relatively nearby, but the weather didn’t allow us to see them. Perhaps somewhere else later in our trip!