Tales from the Southern Ocean with Katinka Domen & Ted Floyd
December 15, 2022
ABA staffers Katinka Domen and Ted Floyd recently accompanied an ABA excursion to the land of penguins and albatrosses. They join host Nate Swick to talk about what it’s like to visit the southernmost continent on Earth, and what ecotourism looks like in this unique place.
Also, the ABA Bird of the Year 2023 is Belted Kingfisher!
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The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond.
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Great episode. I’d love to see the ebird lists from the trip
Yes in fact this would be the perfect circumstance to use the relatively new trip reports feature at ebird.org
It was a super trip. We got the Emperor Penguins on my birthday, so they were a Birthday Lifer!
But on the other hand they were my fourth lifer of the day, so maybe that wasn’t such a big deal. Hmm.
But seriously, 29 lifers ain’t bad. Not to mention all the other wildlife. And the scenery.
Thank you so much to Katinka and Ted for sharing their experiences. I just returned from a very similar trip to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica and so much of what Katinka and Ted described is exactly what I experienced. I was fortunate to sea lots of Emperor Penguins in the morning from zodiacs, at a place called Snow Hill, on the Weddell Sea. We were very close (perhaps 100 feet) but at the same level as the penguins. It was amazing! Another highlight was Gold Harbor on South Georgia, but we had the opportunity to watch the sun… Read more »