Galapagos Wildlife

Galapagos Wildlife

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:

Coastal Birds

Paint billed crakes | Galapagos Islands

Paint billed crakes

Yellow-crowned night heron | Galapagos Islands

Yellow-crowned night heron

Oystercatchers | Galapagos Islands

Oystercatchers

Blue-winged teal duck | Galapagos Islands

Blue-winged teal duck

Common stilt | Galapagos Islands

Common stilt

Great Blue Heron | Galapagos Islands

Great Blue Heron

Ruddy turnstones | Galapagos Islands

Ruddy turnstones

Whimbrels | Galapagos Islands

Whimbrels

Lava Heron | Galapagos Islands

Lava Heron

Sandpipers | Galapagos Islands

Sandpipers

Great egret | Galapagos Islands

Great egret

White-cheeked pintail duck | Galapagos Islands

White-cheeked pintail duck

Striated heron | Galapagos Islands

Striated heron

Wandering tattlers | Galapagos Islands

Wandering tattlers

Flamingos | Galapagos Islands

Flamingos

Common Gallinules | Galapagos Islands

Common Gallinules

Semi-palmated plover | Galapagos Islands

Semi-palmated plover

Galapagos Rails | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Rails

Cattle egrets | Galapagos Islands

Cattle egrets

Land Birds

The Short-eared owl | Galapagos Islands

The Short-eared owl

Large cactus finch | Galapagos Islands

Large cactus finch

Floreana mockingbird | Galapagos Islands

Floreana mockingbird

Ground Finches | Galapagos Islands

Ground Finches

Medium tree finch | Galapagos Islands

Medium tree finch

Woodpecker finch | Galapagos Islands

Woodpecker finch

Galapagos barn owl | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos barn owl

Mangrove finch | Galapagos Islands

Mangrove finch

Vegetarian finch | Galapagos Islands

Vegetarian finch

Darwin´s Finches | Galapagos Islands

Darwin´s Finches

Small ground finch | Galapagos Islands

Small ground finch

Smooth-Billed Anis | Galapagos Islands

Smooth-Billed Anis

San Cristobal mockingbird | Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal mockingbird

Warbler finch | Galapagos Islands

Warbler finch

Small tree finch | Galapagos Islands

Small tree finch

Sharp-beaked finch | Galapagos Islands

Sharp-beaked finch

Dark-billed cuckoo | Galapagos Islands

Dark-billed cuckoo

Large tree finch | Galapagos Islands

Large tree finch

Small cactus finch | Galapagos Islands

Small cactus finch

Galapagos martin | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos martin

Yellow warbler | Galapagos Islands

Yellow warbler

Española mockingbird | Galapagos Islands

Española mockingbird

Large ground finch | Galapagos Islands

Large ground finch

Medium ground finch | Galapagos Islands

Medium ground finch

Galapagos Mockingbirds | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Mockingbirds

Galapagos dove | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos dove

Galapagos hawk | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos hawk

Sea birds

Waved Albatross | Galapagos Islands

Waved Albatross

Red-billed tropic-bird | Galapagos Islands

Red-billed tropic-bird

Masked or Nazca Boobies | Galapagos Islands

Masked or Nazca Boobies

Brown pelicans | Galapagos Islands

Brown pelicans

Red-footed boobies | Galapagos Islands

Red-footed boobies

Flightless cormorant | Galapagos Islands

Flightless cormorant

Frigate | Galapagos Islands

Frigate

Galapagos Penguins | Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Penguins

Hawaiian (Dark-Rumped) Petrels | Galapagos Islands

Hawaiian (Dark-Rumped) Petrels

Storm Petrels | Galapagos Islands

Storm Petrels

Brown Noddies | Galapagos Islands

Brown Noddies

Swallow Tailed-Gull | Galapagos Islands

Swallow Tailed-Gull

Lava gulls | Galapagos Islands

Lava gulls

Audubon’s Shearwaters | Galapagos Islands

Audubon’s Shearwaters

Blue-footed boobies | Galapagos Islands

Blue-footed boobies