On a trip to Antarctica and its surrounding subantarctic islands, one can see a lot of different species of birds. Penguins, sheathbills, skuas in colonies on land and albatrosses, shearwaters and other petrels at sea (or in a colony as well of course). In this series of blog posts, I’ll give an overview of some of the species we find on those trips. Not meant to replace a good field guide, but just some biological background on the different species you can encounter during a trip to Antarctica (and some subantarctic islands).
In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the species I’ve already covered.