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Galapagos seabirdsGALAPAGOS SEABIRDSGalapagos seabirds

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Largely devoid of land-bound predators, the Galapagos Islands are truly a haven for seabirds. Hundreds of small, uninhabited islands provide nesting grounds and rich oceanic waters provide plenty of food for raising hungry chicks. Five species of seabirds in the Galapagos are found nowhere else, while others are found in greater abundance here than any other place. The islands are home to the world's biggest colonies of boobies and one island supports a colony of hundreds of thousands of storm petrels. For seabirds, the importance of the Galapagos for species conservation cannot be overstated.

Click below for landbird photos and natural history information:


blue-footed booby photo blue-footed booby skypointing photo blue-footed booby eggs photo blue-footed booby

pair of masked boobies photo masked booby looking at camera photo masked booby

red-footed booby photo red-footed booby on nest photo red-footed booby chick photo red-footed booby

General information on boobies


male frigatebird display photo frigate bird

swallowtail gull photo lava gull photo gulls

Galapagos snake photo Galapagos penguin

waved albatross photo waved albatross

Coming soon: brown pelican, red-billed tropicbird

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