This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands
and is also the most rare in the world.
Frigate: This bird is called this
because it is an experienced food thief like the pirates that inhabited
the islands. The frigates have a red sack that they inflate to attract
females during mating. Frigates can be found on San Cristobal Island's
Punta Pitt, on Seymour Island and in the Darwin bay of Genovesa Island.
Flightless Cormorant: This bird is
endemic to the islands and is a unique species of cormorant that cannot
fly because it lacks wings but is an excellent swimmer. This cormorant
is currently threatened and is only found on the western part of the
Isabela and Fernandina Islands.
Galapagos Penguin: This species is
endemic to the islands. The El Niño phenomonen, produced by
the current of the same name, killed almost 75% of their population
which is slowly recovering. You can see them on Fernandina, Bartolome
and Isabela Islands.
Red-beaked Tropic Bird: these birds are considered
to be the most attractive of the entire archipelago. Their long tail,
red beak and bright white body distinguish this species from the others.
They are found on Española and Genovesa Islands.
Swallow-tailed Gull: These gulls are endemic to
the Galapagos Islands and are the only gulls that are nocturnal. They
have white with gray plumage and red feet and a ring of the same color
around their eye. They can mainly be found on the Islands of Genovesa
True Petrel: These birds have black and white plumage.
They can be seen fishing with their beaks in the water looking for
fish and squid.
Storm Petrel: there are three species of storm
petrel and all of them can be found on Genovesa Island. They are the
smallest marine birds in the Galapagos.