Isla de los Pájaros (Bird Island), Ushuaia, Argentina

I’ve had a break from blogging for the last couple of months, primarily because Rich (the fingertips behind everything related to Jaspa’s Journey) underwent heart surgery at the start of January! Thankfully, his recovery is progressing brilliantly and so… I’m back!

Anyway, on with this week’s post…

Located on the shores of the Beagle Channel in Patagonia’s Tierra del Fuego, the Argentine town of Ushuaia is about as remote as places come.

Upon arriving in Ushuaia by ship, naturally the first thing we did was jump on a boat, this one operated by Canoero Catamaran Tours. We were off to see some of the nearby islands, which included the appropriately named Isla de los Pájaros… or Bird Island in English.

Isla de los Pájaros is little more than a rock sticking out of the Beagle Channel, two or three miles offshore from Ushuaia. It gets its name because it’s home to hundreds (if not thousands) of black and white sea birds.

But to our brief frustration, there wasn’t a penguin to be seen. Instead the islet was absolutely covered with cormorants, which actually were just as impressive, once we’d overcome our initial disappointment.

The rock outcrop and the skies above it was crowded with their black and white bodies, so that it was almost impossible to keep one separate from the next.

Not that we didn’t try!…

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This post was inspired by the photo themes of Birds from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and A Face In The Crowd from Erica of The Daily Post.

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About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: www.jaspasjourney.com And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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6 Responses to Isla de los Pájaros (Bird Island), Ushuaia, Argentina

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    You definitely have birds. Well done. 😀

  2. I am loving all of the birds. Great pictures 🙂 Also, yikes on heart surgery–glad to hear Rich is recovering well!

  3. Pingback: A Face in the Crowd – Fishing – What's (in) the picture?

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