Galapagos Birdlife

Galapagos Islands birdlife

A total of 140 species of birds have been registered in Galapagos: 58 residential, 76 migratory, and 6 introduced. Close to 50% of the resident birds are endemic to the Galapagos. Some of these species are currently threatened due to factors associated with human presence.

Galapagos birdlife can be classified in 3 main categories:

1. Sea Birds


Blue Footed Boobies
Blue Footed Boobies
Red Footed Boobies
Red Footed Boobies
Masked or Nazca Boobies
Masked or Nazca Boobies
Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnificent Frigatebird
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Red Billed Tropic Bird
Red Billed Tropic Bird
Flightless Cormorant
Flightless Cormorant
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Black Storm Petrel
Black Storm Petrel
Galapagos Shearwater
Galapagos Shearwater
Lava Gull
Lava Gull
Galapagos Penguins
Galapagos Penguins
Brown Noddy
Brown Noddy
Band Rumped Storm Petrel
Band Rumped Storm Petrel
Swallow Tailed Gull
Swallow Tailed Gull
Southern Balck Backed(Kelp) Gull
Southern Balck Backed(Kelp) Gull

2. Coastal Birds


Galapagos Flamingos
Galapagos Flamingos
American Oystercatcher
American Oystercatcher
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Lava Heron
Lava Heron
Great Egret
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Common Stilt
Common Stilt
Ruddy Turnstones
Ruddy Turnstones
Common Gallinules
Common Gallinules
Stilt Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Striated Heron
Striated Heron
Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper

3. Land Birds


Ground Finch
Ground Finch
Small Ground Finch
Small Ground Finch
Medium Ground Finch
Medium Ground Finch
Large Ground Finch
Large Ground Finch
Cactus Finch
Cactus Finch
Large Cactus Finch
Large Cactus Finch
Medium Tree Finch
Medium Tree Finch
Mangrove Finch
Mangrove Finch
Mockingbird
Mockingbird
Barn Owl
Barn Owl
Galapagos Dove
Galapagos Dove
Dark Billed Cuckoo
Dark Billed Cuckoo
Galapagos Martin
Galapagos Martin
Vampire Finch
Vampire Finch
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler