July 14, 2022 The 7th Continent: Adventures at the Bottom of the World

This meeting will be held via Zoom at 7PM. Details for logging in will be available on request a few days prior.

Karen Holliday

Many dream of traveling to the bottom of the world to experience the icy cold of Antarctica, walking among the penguins, seeing whales and seals, ice burgs and glaciers; while others want to accomplish the challenge of checking off their bucket list that last and final 7th continent. This past February, eight close friends and family members accomplished one and/or both goals, spending two and a half sensational weeks exploring the Antarctic and Patagonia, Chile. Karen will take us on a visual tour of Antarctica—visiting huge penguin colonies, walking the ice and snow covered slopes of the Antarctic Peninsula, weaving through icy waters on the luxurious Magellan Explorer, and hoping for a sighting of the elusive Snowy Sheathbill. Also Included is the group’s visit to the famous Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia Chile, where Karen was finally able to add to her life list the southernmost Campephilus, the majestic Magellanic Woodpecker.

Karen Holliday migrated from Nebraska to Arkansas when she was six. She has a B.S. in Natural Science from UA-Fayetteville. In July 2019 she retired from a career at the Capitol in the legislative research office. Before that she was an Interpretive Ranger at Buffalo National River. Joining Audubon Society of Central Arkansas in 2004 introduced her to the diversity of Arkansas’s birds. Since 2007 she has been the chapter’s field trip coordinator. She is also past president of Arkansas Audubon Society. She enjoys introducing birders to the many great birds and birding sites of Arkansas, as well as traveling around the country and the world.