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Galapagos Islands: Bird watching in the Galapagos

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Bird watching in the Galapagos

The Galápagos archipelago is an accommodating habitat for a broad range of bird species, from penguins to albatrosses and blue-footed boobies to flamingos.

While the number of individual species is not as high as many other top birding destinations, it's the high proportion of endemic varieties and the opportunity to get up close to birds with no fear of man that makes this such a special place for bird watchers.

Sea birds include the waved albatross, with a wingspan of over 2m, the flightless cormorant, pelicans, petrels, frigate birds and the blue-footed booby, with its endearing and rather comical mating dance. On land, there are Darwin's famous finches, which helped to unlock the mysteries of evolution, the Galápagos dove, Galápagos hawk and Galápagos rail among others.

If you are keen to see a particular species, you may need to plan your trip around certain islands and visit within the appropriate season – we can help you devise an itinerary.

Our holidays including Bird watching in the Galapagos

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Galapagos Hawk: Peru and Galápagos

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15 days from £4,918pp

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Galapagos tortoises

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Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

Speak to an expert 020 8747 8315

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Snorkelling in the Galapagos

Fish

Diving in the Galapagos


Kayaking

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Boat

Take a cruise in the Galapagos

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