JOIN THE ULTIMATE BIRDWATCHING EXPEDITION IN ANTARCTICA
‘Off the Beaten Track’ has been designed for wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Exploring the fascinating Southern Ocean and Antarctic birdlife in company of two of the most inspiring bird experts, Dick Filby and Bruce Pearson, is one of the most incredible opportunities to discover the thrilling Antarctic birdlife. If you aren’t already a bird lover, you will be by the end of this voyage!
The wildlife is apparent from the time we throw the lines and make our way out the Beagle Channel through the Southern Ocean, historically known for its incredible ocean currents and migration paths for numerous species of seabirds. From the moment we set sail from Ushuaia, Argentina, sea birds are constant companions as we travel south towards the frozen continent. Many species of albatross, petrels and skuas can be viewed as we approach the convergence – that magical invisible blending of the northern and southern ocean currents.
Daily on board educational seminars led by Dick and Bruce amongst other One Ocean Expeditions expert staff are considered to be a highlight of this expedition. Their passion about Antarctic birds is contagious throughout the voyage. Having the opportunity to travel for thirteen days onboard the ice-strengthened vessel One Ocean Navigator offers enough time to engage at an intimate level with both, Dick and Bruce, at personal conversations on deck or in the dining room.
The sea crossing allows an incredible experiential educational program presented through an interactive series of presentations sure to prepare eager travellers for their trip of a lifetime. Once in Antarctica, guided hikes and painting workshops lead by Dick and Bruce offer an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Antarctic birdlife and its behavior. We also offer daily excursions ashore with expert guides where you may enjoy a wide range of activities such as sea kayaking, photography workshops, zodiac excursions and guided walks as well as the opportunity to camp in Antarctica (included in your voyage price).
TOP BIRD SIGHTINGS
Beagle Channel & Southern Ocean
Southern Royal Albatross
Light-mantled (Sooty) Albatross
Southern Giant Petrels
Wilson’s Storm Petrels
South Polar Skuas
Join Bruce Pearson and Dick Filby on our ‘Off the Beaten Track’ departure: 8 – 20 November 2016 and receive a US$500 flight credit*.
Bruce Pearson, Artist in residence
Those travelling with Bruce will be deeply inspired by his knowledge and talent while as he shares his art through watercolors and paints the inspiring wildlife of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula. His paintings and prints have been widely exhibited in the UK and overseas in many group and solo exhibitions. He has illustrated Troubled Waters (2012) – following the lives and fortunes of countless seabirds that collide with industrial fishing interests on the open ocean.
Dick Filby, Ornithologist
Dick’s lifelong passion for birds is contagious. His enthusiasm never tires as he shares his vast knowledge of wildlife watching and photography with One Ocean Expeditions’ guests. As the co-founder of the Oriental Bird Club and founded UK’s first Rare Bird Alert news service, a database to collect the traces of rare bird sightings, Dick is known to be one of the most compassionate ambassadors of Antarctic birds.
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*Flight credit expires November 1, 2016, on new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other offers.