All images are orignal images from the trip. Click on image to view at full size. We began in Buenos Aires on the 14th Feb. I was accompanied by my fellow Wildlife Speaker and buddy Anthony (Anno) Brandreth. We would join Cunard’s Queen Victoria on the 15th to begin a journey around the southern half of South America, taking in the iconic locations of Peninsula Valdes, Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel along the way. Jeff Clarke (Left) & Anthony Brandreth at Costanera Sur, Buenos Aires © Jeff Clarke 2020 Limited time and the extra-ordinary complexity of getting hold of Argentinian currency meant we restricted our birding explorations to Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve on the coastal edge of the city. Despite th...Continue reading Last modified on
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Northern Waters - Isles of Scotland 20th - 28th of June 2019 All images are subject to copyright of the photographer and taken during the tour. Click images to enlarge. The opinions and views expressed in my blogs are personal to me and should not be regarded as necessarily reflecting those of the individuals, or organisations with which I collaborate, or work for. On the 20th June, I joined one of my favourite ships, Fred Olsen’s ‘Black Watch’ for their ‘Isles of Scotland’ tour, accompanied by my good friend and fellow naturalist, Clare Gower. I’d invited Clare along for a specific reason, she had never seen a whale and I guaranteed her that we would break her whale ‘duck’. No pressure then. We set off from Liverpool, with ...Continue reading Last modified on
MV Saga Sapphire - 13th - 26th May Emerging Canada 'Dover - Montreal leg' All images are taken on the tour. Copyright Jeff Clarke Ecology Ltd unless otherwise stated. Click on images to enlarge. I count myself very lucky to have the opportunity to join cruise ships as a guest speaker, it means I visit amazing places and encounter extraordinary wildlife. My latest trip was no different, this time accompanied by my wife Adele, aboard Saga Sapphire for an Atlantic crossing trip to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Quebec. Normally I’m assisting the passengers to spot the cetaceans and seabirds on my own, but this time I would have the company of Orca Surveyors, Cassie, Lorraine, Paul and Tony. We made a great complim...
MV Balmoral - Barbados to San Diego - 31st January to 19th February Central American Pacific to San Diego All images are taken on the tour. Copyright Jeff Clarke Ecology Ltd unless otherwise stated. Click on images to enlarge. 9th - 12th January – steaming toward Puerta Vallarta Back out at sea heading up the pacific coast of Central America. We once again gathered a horde of Boobys around the ship, with most again concentrating their feeding efforts on the starboard side of the ship. Much of the time this involved several species, though the composition would change subtly as we steamed northward toward Mexico. Brown Boobys were by far the most abundant species, but they were periodically joined by Red-...Continue reading Last modified on
MV Balmoral - Barbados to San Diego - 31st January to 19th February Panama to Costa Rica All images are taken on the tour. Copyright Jeff Clarke Ecology Ltd unless otherwise stated. Click on images to enlarge. On the morning of the 5th of February we arrived in Colon, Panama. We jumped ship as soon as we could, four of us, me, Hiro, plus two passengers, Paul and Hazel, negotiated a taxi and headed for the forested area of Soberanía National Park along Pipeline Road, close to the mid-point of the Panama Canal. It was a tortuous journey to get out of Colon and it was already late morning by the time we reached our destination. As so often with tropical forest birding it was obvious there was plenty of birds about, but s...Continue reading Last modified on