Program: John Bates: Falkland Islands to the Antarctic by Sailboat

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

7:30 p.m.

John Bates, Field Museum Curator of Birds, will present on a January 2022 expedition by sailboat from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia Island, and back.  The trip was led by five female researchers to gather scientific samples and data on multiple penguin species, particularly Gentoos. Come learn about these captivating birds from Adeles and Chinstraps on the Antarctic Peninsula to Kings and Macronis on South Georgia, to Southern Rockhoppers and Magellanics on the Falklands as well as other south polar birds and mammals.  For our program, John will focus on experiences on the Falkland Islands. The program will be on Zoom and will be recorded.