Sunday, 20 December 2015

Falkland Island Trip List

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig Port Stanley, Falkland Main Island
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Gentoo Penguin on Sea Lion Island, Falklands
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

We had an hour birding on the Main Island, one landing on Sea Lion Island and a day at sea.  This is our full list, with new birds in bold.  37 birds with 13 new lifers:

Upland Goose
Kelp Goose
Ruddy-headed Goose
Falklands Steamer Duck
Crested Duck
Megellanic Penguin
Gentoo Penguin
Southern Rockhopper Penguin
King Penguin
Royal Southern Albatross
Black-Browed Albatross
Southern Giant Petrel
White-chinned Petrel
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater 
Thin-billed Prion
Wilson's Storm-petrel
Grey-backed Storm-petrel
Megellanic Cormorant
Imperial Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-heron
Turkey Vulture
Striated Caracara
Megellanic Oystercatcher 
Two-banded Plover
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Dolphin Gull
Kelp Gull
South American Tern
Falkland Skua (subspecies of Brown Skua)
Blackish Cinclodes
Dark-faced Ground Tyrant
Falklands Thrush (subspecies of Austral Thrush)
White-bridled Finch
Cobb's Wren
Long-tailed Meadowlark

Black-Browed Albatross

About the Writer

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on ScillyPhotograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig

Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and is looking forward to watching Penguins in Antarctica in a week (arriving on 22 December 2015), which will be her 7th continent. 

Mya-Rose is a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol 2015 Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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