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Ushuaia, Argentina (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Ushuaia, Argentina

Map of Ushuaia, Argentina

White-throated Caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis) Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola flavinucha) Magellanic Snipe (Gallinago magellanica) Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii) Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus) Black-chinned Siskin (Spinus barbatus)
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus) Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus) Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) Yellow-bridled Finch (Melanodera xanthogramma) - Male Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) - Female Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) - Male
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus) - Juvenile Yellow-bridled Finch (Melanodera xanthogramma) - Female Magellanic Cormorant (Leucocarbo magellanicus) Imperial Cormorant (Leucocarbo atriceps)

Port city


Antarctica and Argentina

11/25/2021: Arrived in the afternoon and wandered around town for a bit. We are scheduled to be leaving the next day for Antarctica.

11/26/2021: We hired a driver to show us the sites of Ushuaia before we were to get on a boat for a couple of weeks. I wanted to visit the dump to get photos of caracaras and gulls, and it turns out, his friend owns the dump.

Later on, we visited some area next to the coast as well as the ski area.

We got dropped off on the main drag before boarding our boat to Antarctica. In the meantime we rushed to scarf down a pizza and bought some last minute supplies.

We were required to test for the coronavirus before boarding the ship. After being told that we would be leaving at 7PM, there was an announcement that our departure was delayed. The trip on the ship next to us had already been canceled by coronavirus, and now people were starting to get ideas.

12/10/2021: Spent the afternoon walking around the town

12/11/2021: A final trip up to the ski area to look for seedsnipe and bridled finch.

Previous Visit (Random Airport Neighborhood: 11/25/2021)
Next Visit (Drake Passage: 11/27/2021)

Species Recorded (47)

Birds ( 47 )

Albatrosses ( Diomedeidae )
Black-browed Albatross - Thalassarche melanophris

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Southern Giant-Petrel - Macronectes giganteus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Imperial Cormorant - Leucocarbo atriceps
Magellanic Cormorant - Leucocarbo magellanicus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Black-faced Ibis - Theristicus melanopis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Yellow-Billed Teal - Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Pintail - Anas georgica
Kelp Goose - Chloephaga hybrida
Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta
Crested Duck - Lophonetta specularioides
Chiloe Wigeon - Mareca sibilatrix
Red Shoveler - Spatula platalea
Flying Steamer-Duck - Tachyeres patachonicus

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Andean Condor - Vultur gryphus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Rufous-tailed Hawk - Buteo ventralis
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle - Geranoaetus melanoleucus
Variable Hawk - Geranoaetus polyosoma

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus
White-throated Caracara - Daptrius albogularis
Chimango Caracara - Daptrius chimango

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii
Magellanic Snipe - Gallinago magellanica

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Chilean Skua - Stercorarius chilensis

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus
Dolphin Gull - Leucophaeus scoresbii
South American Tern - Sterna hirundinacea

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Thorn-tailed Rayadito - Aphrastura spinicauda
Buff-winged Cinclodes - Cinclodes fuscus
Dark-bellied Cinclodes - Cinclodes patagonicus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
White-crested Elaenia - Elaenia albiceps
Austral Negrito - Lessonia rufa
Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola flavinucha
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola maclovianus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Chilean Swallow - Tachycineta leucopyga

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Austral Thrush - Turdus falcklandii

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Correndera Pipit - Anthus correndera

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Patagonian Sierra-Finch - Phrygilus patagonicus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Long-tailed Meadowlark - Leistes loyca

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Yellow-bridled Finch - Melanodera xanthogramma
Black-chinned Siskin - Spinus barbatus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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