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Birding around El Calafate late December (1 Viewer)


Sempach, Switzerland
We had to postpone this trip as the main purpose was a cruise to Antarctica, and all such activities had been cancelled. However, we managed to get on one of the first such cruises with our ship from Oceanwide Expeditions leaving Ushuaia on 26 November 2021. As I had planned all around the original cruise before, I had to reconsider all the decisions made earlier. One such decision was to simplify the Argentine part due to the insecurities that came with Covid restrictions. So the El Chalten/Calafate part was not reactivated. As we knew we'd see glaciers and icebergs on the cruise, this was the easiest part to leave out. We knew we'd need more of a buffer prior to the ship's departure, so this was where we "found" the required time. I'll post more in the furure.

Meanwhile, my trip report can be found here: Antarctica cruise and Argentina Nov-Dec 2021

Fortunately, we did get the Magellanic Plover anyway, but only thanks to some extra dedication by our guide Esteban Daniels!
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