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