My other travel goal was inspired by my first trip to Antarctica and reinforced by this one. I want to see all the different species of penguins. There are currently seventeen (or eighteen/nineteen depending on the classification of Rockhoppers). I’m splitting Rockhoppers into two species. Some scientists also add a Western and Eastern Rockhopper. That’s too complicated for me.
List of Penguin Species: Adélie Penguin, African Penguin, Chinstrap Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Erect-Crested Penguin, Fiordland Penguin, Galapagos Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Humboldt Penguin, King Penguin, Little (or Blue) Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Magellanic Penguin, Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Royal Penguin, Snares Penguin, and Yellow-eyed Penguin.
The penguins I’ve seen and have photographs of are in italics. I technically did see Northern Rockhoppers but we couldn’t close enough because of rough seas to get a decent picture. So far my favorites are Adélies, Rockhoppers, and Chinstraps!