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Birding

Galapagos Birds Delight Serious Birding and Casual Nature Lovers

If you are looking for the ideal location to photograph birds, the Galapagos Islands are one of the best places on Earth. The stark volcanic scenery is beautiful in its own right and provides the perfect foil for a bird in flight or an elaborate mating ritual.

Journeysmiths only uses the best yachts with the finest guides, who really know their birds.The Galapagos birds you are likely to see include 57 resident species and a scattering of migrant species such as whimbrel, tattler and Franklin’s gull. You are assured of seeing a good number of the endemic birds up close, from Darwin’s finch, lava gulls, penguin, petrel, to Galapagos hawk and the vermillion flycatcher. Added to these are spectacular seabirds such as booby, Frigatebird, tropicbird, and albatross, all of which are unusually approachable, giving you a great chance of that award winning wildlife photo.
 
Since most species of birds in the Galapagos nest all year round, you will see courtship and mating rituals, eggs incubating and hatching, and chick rearing at almost any time of the year. The Galapagos is a birder’s delight, from the islands and also from the water.