This Dolphin Gull landed on the hood of the car for a brief moment.
This photo combines many things that were a permanent part of our visit:
the Beagle channel (seen from the port of Ushuaia), the birds, the car, ... and the rain!
The Beagle Channel from Le Martial, the coastal trail at the NP, Lapataia vewpoint and the Garibaldi pass
Autumn colors creeping in, the Acatushún museum and "bone house" at Harberton farm, the National Geographic Endeavour on the Beagle Channel sailing back from Antarctica, and a view of the Andes from Road "b" west of Rio Grande.
The forests are always spectacuar, in the NP or on the road to Moat farm, with ferns everwhere and lichens growing on every bit of rotting wood. At high elevantions the vegetation is decidedly like tundra.
Here is a reduced sampling of the bird photos produced on this trip. To see more please visit the respective order and family pages.
It is well worth doing the 5-hour round trip by boat from Ushuaia to see the penguin colony at Isla Martillo, just off Harberton farm. Here one can see not only the very numerous Magellanic Penguins but also a handful of Gentoo Penguins.
Southern Giant Petrel
Southern Caracara - displaying
South American Tern
FURNARIDS - "Ovenbirds"
Fire-eyed Diucon (2 adults + juvenile)
Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant (juvenile)
Rufous-backed Negrito (female)
Correndera or Helmayr's Pipit
Most likely Dusky Dolphin (or else Peale's Dolphin)
Cosmosatyrus leptoneuroides near SanSebastian
Possibly first sighting of this species for the island of Tierra del Fuego?