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Galapagos shorebirdsGALAPAGOS SHOREBIRDSGalapagos shorebirds

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Shorebirds are those species that spend most of their time in coastal zones. Most shorebirds utilize resources found along beaches or rocky shores, feeding on shellfish or fish trapped in tide pools. Like the seabirds, there are relatively few endemic species. Most are considered residents — they breed in the Galapagos but are also found elsewhere. A number of the shorebirds are migrants and are not permanent residents of the islands. For them the Galapagos is an oasis where they stop to feed during long migrations.

Click below for shorebird photos and natural history information:

lava heron photo lava heron

yellow-crowned night heron photo yellow-crowned night heron

great blue heron photo great blue heron

flamingo photo flamingo

Coming soon: oystercatcher

"A lone gray bird, Dim-dipping, far-flying,
Alone in the shadows and grandeurs and tumults
Of night and the sea
And the stars and storms."
Carl Sandburg From the Shore 1916

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