Last year it was Senegal
But this year it was the Arctic! I went to Somerset Island in the Canadian Arctic, where in addition to Beluga whales and musk ox, I saw glaucous gulls, rough legged hawks (buzzards to the British!), lots of snow geese:
… snow buntings, pomerine skuas (jaegar to the Canadians), lapland longspur – which hovers singing like a lark, and scything across the sky, with arced wings and long trailing tail, long tailed skuas (also jaegar to the Canadians ….).
Unlike the Arctic Skuas which I have seen in the Shetlands, which are very aggressive, none of these birds get very angry at people straying near their nests, presumably because it is such a big empty country, so much more room ….