Wednesday, January 6, 2010


HOLA, Friends & Family & Birders,

Shearwater Journeys' incredible voyage to the ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA and THE FALKLAND ISLANDS is about to begin this afternoon. All 49 passengers/birders and six Shearwater Leaders are extremely excited. Buzzing energy is in the air! In addition to these 55 people, we will be joined by expert Expedition Leader, Morten Joergensen of Denmark and top Hotel Manager, Daniela Cristoff of Argentina, our wonderful doctor Kate Goldberg from England, two chefs and our able Russian Crew of 20, including Master, Alexander Pruss, one of the best Russian Captains. Professor Multanovskiy awaits us at the dockside.

Most of us (46) enjoyed a wonderful day of birding in TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK, Ushuaia, Argentina, yesterday. Highlights included: ANDEAN CONDOR, AUSTRAL PYGMY OWL, many MAGELLANIC WOODPECKERS, ASHY-HEADED and UPLAND GEESE, THORN-TAILED RAYADITO, WHITE-THROATED TREERUNNER, AUSTRAL THRUSH, PATAGONIAN SIERRA-FINCH, and more. Three species of caracaras were found— SOUTHERN CRESTED, WHITE-TRHOATED (first time I have ever seen one away from the dump), and an extremely comical group of CHIMANGO CARACARAS, eating an unattended picnic lunch, including the chicken on the grill!

It's time to cast off the lines!! Stay tuned for more, once I am on board our new home!

Best of the New Year to all,

Debra Shearwater
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024

**Antarctica, South Georgia, & The Falkland Islands, January 5-24, 2010*
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