The Galapagos Islands, seduces people and explores from a few centuries ago, because before that, they even didn’t exist. The lack of human contact for many thousands of years makes this destination a paradise of unique species in the archipelago. In particular, there are many extraordinary birds to discover in this part of the planet.
The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most threatened birds in the world, on their bird species have a unique behavior, because they are extremely quiet and accepting the human presence. Galapagos animals are very friendly (they don’t run with the presence of humans) and they are also very different from other species found in other parts of the world.
These wonderful features are unique for bird lovers and birdwatchers explorers, and for this reason, many of them travel to the Galapagos Islands to know these extraordinary birds. The best way to get to know all these species is in a 5 or 6 days cruise.
The Galapagos Islands are considered a paradise for photography lovers.
The birds in Galapagos
A total of 140 species of birds have been recorded in Galapagos: 58 residents, 76 migratory, and 6 introduced. About 50% of the resident birds are endemic to the Islands. Galapagos birds can be classified into three main categories: seabirds, coastal birds and land birds.
Among seabirds, visitors can find in Galapagos Blue Footed Boobies, Red Footed Boobies, masked or Nazca Boobies, Swallow Tailed Gulls, Southern Black Backed Gulls, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Galapagos Penguins, Brown Pelicans, Band Rumped Storm Petrels, Flightless Cormorants, Waved Albatrosses, Galapagos Shearwater, Lava Gulls and Brown Noddies.
The second group of birds in Galapagos are the coastal birds, those that can be found in the shores of the different islands. The main Coastal Birds are Flamingos, Oystercatcher Crackers, Lava Herons, etc. They are easy to be watched, if you go to the beaches of the islands or if you go on board of a yacht.
Among land birds, the third category, we can find in Galapagos fascinating species of birds, such as Darwin Finches, Galapagos Pigeons, Galapagos swallows, etc. These species can be found if you hike in the islands, and there are many different sub-types. The most interesting of them are the Galapagos finches, unique among other finches in the world, which inspired the scientist Darwin.
As you can see we have a lot to talk when it comes to birds in the Galapagos Islands. As we mentioned before this destination is one of the best examples of evolution, no wonder Charles Darwin was so impressed that the Theory of Evolution was created in this amazing place.
Take one of our Galapagos Cruises, explore this amazing lands and see for yourself all these birds or who knows you might discover a new species of them.