The Arctic shorebird species where dads do all the parenting!
Our Expert Says… "As well as their unusual mating behaviors, phalaropes are remarkable transequatorial migrants. In fact, the birds you see on your Arctic cruise could well be found in winter off the coast of Peru. A great tip to encourage these birds - get into shallow water yourself and walk around in small circles. Phalaropes will often come out of cover then to see what you are 'feeding' on!"
The red phalarope is a wading bird that breeds in the arctic regions of North America and Eurasia.
Pictures of Red Phalarope
Our trips to spot the Red Phalarope