A Bird Lovers Guide to the Galapagos Islands
RED FOOTED BOOBY
The Red Footed Booby is the smallest of the Booby species found at the Galapagos Islands, and also the most scarce.They are expert fishers for squid or flying fish, and can dive as far as 30meters into the sea.
There are two different species at Galapagos: the Magnificent Frigatebird, and the smaller Great Frigatebird. They are easily recognised on land by their puffed out red pouches to attract females.
The Galapagos Penguin is suited to cold Antarctic conditions, yet somehow adapted to the warmer climate in the tropics. If lucky you might be able to snorkel as they dive underwater fishing.
BLUE FOOTED BOOBY
Blue-footed boobies are one the big Galapagos bird crowd-pleasers, and for good reason.You can find Blue Footed Boobies right across the archipelago, spectacularly diving like bullets from the sky into the ocean.
The Red-billed Tropic Bird are graceful flyers, their red beaks and white bodies complemented by their long, sleek tail feathers. They can be seen all around the islands, nesting in rocky cliffs
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Check out our blog about the most iconic Galapagos Bird species, both land and sea birds, as well as tips to correctly identify them.