Galapagos Bird Watching

The Galapagos Islands are a paradise for bird lovers, there are several types of birds that can be observed very closely, as blue-footed boobies, frigates, pelicans and the famous Darwin finches. The archipelago is famous crossed by the equator at 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador, and is home to 24 species of endemic birds.

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  • Minimum age:None
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  • Season:All year
  • Equipment used:Binoculars
  •  Portable Telescope
  •  Field guides



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Bird Watching in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are a dream for bird watchers, especially if you are able to observe and identify all of Darwin's finches (endemic to the islands), albatross, flightless cormorants and innumerable birds.

The Galapagos Islands are a dream for nature lovers, bird species, reptiles and other wildlife that could not be found elsewhere in the world. Twenty-eight species of birds inhabit the islands are endemic or native, and can only be found here. The other thirty are migratory birds that come to escape the northern hemisphere winter. Bird watchers can detect the cactus finch, mangrove finch, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, albatross, blue footed boobies, black-billed cuckoo, and more.

To experience the magnitude of the Galapagos islands, bird-watchers should visit the island Isla Genovesa Island Spanish and Spanish is the oldest island in the chain and has a dazzling array of endemic fauna.

Spanish is the residence of almost the entire world population of waved albatross, with its magnificent wings of almost 10 feet (240 cm). About 12,000 pairs of arriving in early April to breed and nest and leave in December. The procession, a wonderful choreographed ritual that lasts up to 20 minutes, peaking in October with the new girl found then wait until after the race.

Genovesa Island is a tiny, no tourist attractions, but for birders is the ideal place, since we can find colonies of red-footed boobies, frigates masked boobies, sea swallows and tailed gulls. You can also watch the Galapagos Dove and short-eared owls. Genovesa Island is one of the best places for birdwatching in the world.

Galapagos Activities, Bird Watching


Galapagos Islands map

Galapagos Activities, Avistamiento de aves




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