Even though it doesn’t look like any Antarctic season will happen this year (except maybe from New Zealand), I will still continue with my series on Antarctic Birds (and mammals). Maybe we will get a bit into the mood then 😀
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.
Other Antarctic land birds
Northern Giant Petrel
Southern Giant Petrel