Birds of Antarctica
and the Southern Oceans
I have been privileged to lead thirteen trips to Antarctica for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT). These cruises usually depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, and journey southward to the Antarctic peninsula where we spend several days exploring various sites, but in December, 2001, I also visited the Ross Sea area south of New Zealand. The "regular" trips from South America also visit the island of South Georgia and sometimes the Falklands/Malvinas, where additional wildlife observations are possible. I wrote an article for the VENT newsletter after the 1998 trip. If interested, you might enjoy it! I have posted some individual photos of bird species that I hope you enjoy. Also, check out a few scenic shots from this part of the world here, and for some shots of Antarctic mammals, please go to my mammal index page here and look for the seals, etc.