You are invited to join a wildlife odyssey to the bottom of the world! Spend February 4 through 19, 2014 in amazing Patagonia!

This exciting adventure will be led by Dave Davenport, President of EcoQuest Travel, Walt Sturgeon, Waterfowl Expert and OM Team Member, and Claudio Vidal, author of the Birds and Mammals of Patagonia.

Comprising the southern-most parts of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a vast land of snowcapped mountains, cold oceans, windswept plateaus and unparalleled beauty. From Chile’s bustling capital of Santiago you will journey south to Punta Arenas and the spectacular World Heritage Site of Torres del Paine National Park. Nestled in the Andes, this vast park is home to herds of guanaco, Patagonian foxes, diverse birdlife and even the elusive puma is fairly common.

From the glaciers of Torres del Paine you will ply the Straits of Magellan in hopes of seeing Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins, Magellanic penguins and other seabirds. From Punta Arenas you will travel even further south to Ushuaia, Argentina to search for albatrosses, kelp geese and gentoo penguins along the Beagle Channel, and giant Magellanic woodpeckers among the forests of Tierra del Fuego National Park.

This trip is designed to highlight the wildlife of Patagonia with a particular emphasis on bird diversity, but every opportunity to see mammals will be taken as well. Join Walter, David and Claudio on this exploration of the incredible wildlife and breathtaking scenery of magical Patagonia. There is also a fantastic post-trip extension that concentrates on the wildlife of Chile’s Lake District and Chiloe Island.

For the complete itinerary and trip details contact Walt Sturgeon: sturgeon2(at) (replace (at) with @ symbol)

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