The flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is wide distributed across the archipelago but is not abundant or common.The salt water lagoon behind the red beach on Rabida Island is one of the best places to see flamingos. Usually there are six to twelve individuals, and sporadically, a few breeding pairs. Other places flamingos occur are Bainbridge Rocks (just off Santiago Island) and lagoons near Puerto Villamil on southern Isabela.
"The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo:
she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down,
but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out,
...it would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help
bursting out laughing..."
Lewis Carrol Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865