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Sep 23, 2004 - Penguins !!! And lots of them !!!

We got up early and were on the road by 7 o'clock. After 2 hours drive on gravel and dirt roads we arrived at Reserva Provincial Punta Tombo. The colony is in total half a million Magellanic or jackass penguins. This is the largest nesting ground on continental South America. The only bigger ones are on the (British) Falkland Islands. When we arrived there were about 60-70% of the total colony. So about 300,000 penguins for us to see. Winters are spent at sea and males arrive first in late August/September followed a month later by the...

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