This year's expedition took us from Valparaiso, down the Chilean coast, round Cape Hoorn and into Port Stanley bay, returning via Puerto Marin and Peninsula Valdes (Argentina) to Buenos Aires.
While in Valparaiso, we took the opportunity to visit a vineyard in the nearby Casa Blanca valley. The vineyard was also a popular place with Southern Lapwings.
|A Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis|
|A Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus tries to get airborne ....|
|..... and finally succeeds.|
|Probably a non-breeding South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea.|
|A Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus crosses paths with a Tern.|
|Two Pelicans Pelecanus thagus escorted by a Booby Sula variegata.|
|The Pelicans and the Booby were frequently changing places in the formation.|
|Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus.|
|Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus.|