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You Saw Red-footed Boobies in the Galapagos? Now You Are in the Archipelago

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A Must-see Rarity: Red-footed Boobies in the Galapagos

Red-footed boobies in the Galapagos: you have not really been here if you haven’t seen them. These seabirds, related to their also famous blue-footed cousins, are something to behold. Not only because of specific characteristics that make them truly fit to thrive in the archipelago, but also because they are only seen at two spots that are visited through our Northern Itinerary and Eastern Itinerary. If you want the true Galapagos experience, make sure you see some of the rarest species of the islands. Get more acquainted with these amazing birds and be one of the few people in the world who gets to observe them in their natural habitat.

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A Galapagos penguin flapping its wings

Galapagos Penguins: The Archipelago’s Snazziest Species

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Galapagos Penguins, a Rare Species

It seems like an image straight out of a dream or a Dr. Seuss book – penguins in the tropics. You’d almost expect them to be wearing sunglasses and sunbathing under a beach umbrella with a cocktail in flipper. Despite how farfetched it might all seem, Galapagos penguins might be the closest you’ll ever get to such a sight. It will also be one og Galapagos Big15 you will be checking off of your list!

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Punta Vicente Roca

Punta Vicente Roca: Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and More!

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13th to 20th January 2017

Our visit to Isabela Island begins early in the morning. We are aboard Yacht la Pinta. Traveling from Seymour Island to Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island), took us almost 10 hours of navigation. This visitor site is known for hosting colonies of Galapagos fur seals, the nesting sites of Nazca boobies, not to mention flightless cormorants, penguins, and marine iguanas.

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Galapagos giant tortoises released

Hundreds of Giant Tortoises Released Back into the Wild

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The 334 giant tortoises released in Galapagos last month had been raised in Ministry of the Environment-sponsored breeding centers on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands. Many Galapagos giant tortoise populations are endangered as a result of human exploitation and changes to the reptiles’ natural habitats. Conservationist efforts to the recover the endangered species include raising tortoises in breeding centers with the eventual goal of releasing them into the wild. The project reached a goal last month when adult tortoises were released from the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island and the Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabela Island.
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9 Birds of the Galapagos That You Shouldn’t Miss

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The Galapagos Islands have a surprising number of bird species. There are 56 native species of birds of the Galapagos that live on the islands full time; 45 of these are endemic to the archipelago, which means they can’t be found anywhere else, and the other 11 are indigenous, which means they do live in other places besides the Galapagos. The islands are also home to 29 species of migrant birds; these are both native and migratory. The various birds are categorized as land, shore, or sea birds.

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Best Bird Sightings in the Galapagos

Tips for the Best Bird Sightings in the Galapagos

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The Galapagos Islands straddle the equator approximately 600 miles west from the coast of Ecuador. Twenty islands islands, over 50 islets and some 250 rocks comprise this remote archipelago. What makes the Galapagos unique is the unbelievable biodiversity found in the islands. A delicate ecosystem comprised of plants and animals makes the best bird sightings in the Galapagos. Thousands of miles of open ocean provide as many as 1,000,000 seabirds with a place of their own. Read More

Diversity of Galapagos birds

Capturing the Diversity of Galapagos Birds

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For centuries upon centuries, the Galapagos Islands were left to the sole forces of nature: fed by the multiple marine currents that sweep past their shores, contorted by the ENSO climatic fluctuations and warmed by the strong rays of the equatorial sun. With little competition and predation on these isolated islands, plants and animals were able to evolve as they pleased based on the reality of the archipelago, resulting in particularly unique evolutionary traits. From the goofy blue-footed boobies to the tiny Galapagos penguin and renowned Darwin finch, these adaptations are beautifully represented in the many species of Galapagos birds. Furthermore, their highly ritualized mating dances, spectacular diving skills and adorable, fluffy chicks provide a wide range of unforgettable photo opportunities.

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