Galapagos Wildlife Activity Calendar - travel highlights by season
- Temperature rises, water and land
- Land iguanas on Isabela Island begin the reproductive cycle
- Green sea turtles arrive to the beaches of mainly islands to lay their eggs
- Land birds start nesting after the first signs of rain male marine iguanas of Española island turn bright
- Marine iguanas begin nesting on Fernandina Island.
- Waved Albatross return to their home on Española Island.
- Short tropical showers, sun is strong and temperature rises up to 30C (86F).
- Galapagos penguins begin to show remarkable activity
- Sea turtles hatching in Gardner bay & Puerto Egas
- Palo Santo tree begins to shed their foliage
- Waved albatrosses begin to lay eggs
- Band-rumped storm petrels begin their first nesting period
- Marine iguana eggs hatch on Santa Cruz
- Sea bird communities breeding
- Flightless cormorants court and nest on Fernandina
- Oystercatcher nest on Santiago island
- Whales and dolphins more likely to be seen, off the cost of Isabela
- Lava lizards begin mating ritual
- Galapagos penguins begin to show remarkable activity on Bartolomé
- Sea lions are very active
- Most sea birds remain quite active at their nesting sites
- Sea lions are sexually active in the east of the islands
- Brown noddy breeding season begins
- Band- rumped storm petrels begin their Second nesting period
- Sea lions pups are born
- Marine Iguanas start their nesting season on Santa Cruz Island.
- Nazca Boobies on Española Island are at the end of their nesting season.
- Nesting season of the Galapagos dove reaches its peak.
Water temperature rises to 25C (77F)
- Mass arrival of waved albatrosses on Española Island, and the beginning of their courtship
- Hatching season of giant tortoises ends
- Sea turtle eggs begin to hatch
- Land iguanas hatch on Isabela island
- Giant tortoises on Santa Cruz island migrate from the highlands to the lowlands
- Beginning of giant tortoise nesting period
- Southern migrant birds on their way north can be seen.
- Galapagos hawks court on Española and Santiago
- Migrant shore birds start to arrive
- Giant tortoise return to the highlands of Santa Cruz
- Lava herons begin nesting
- Galapagos fur seals begin their mating season
- Boobies raise their chicks on Española
- Giant tortoises continue to lay eggs
- Giant tortoise egga begin to hatch
- Green sea turtles display mating behavior
- First waves albatross fledglings appear
- Northern migrant birds on their way south can be seen.