Wildlife of the
Galapagos Islands

In July, 2003, I made my first trip to the Galapagos Islands as part of a Victor Emanuel Nature Tours trip. I will add a number of photos showing the incredible wildlife diversity of these islands. Please be patient as I add more species. In July, 2007 and August, 2010, I was able to return to these magical islands with some other friends, so more images have been posted. This page contains an index only to birds on the Galapagos; for a few reptiles, mammals, and other animals, refer to those other categories by selecting one of the buttons above. Thanks!

Species Count: 36      Image Count: 466
* Indicates new image(s) added in the last 90 days


Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)
White-vented Storm-Petrel (Oceanites gracilis)
Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Galapagos Shearwater (Puffinus subalaris)
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)
Nazca Booby (Sula granti)
Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi)
Galapagos Heron (Butorides sundevalli)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)
Lava Gull (Larus fuliginosus)
Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)
Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)
Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris)
Charles Mockingbird (Nesomimus trifasciatus)
Galapagos Mockingbird (Nesomimus parvulus)
Hood Mockingbird (Nesomimus trifasciatus)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia aureola)
Small Ground-Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa)
Medium Ground-Finch (Geospiza fortis)
Large Ground-Finch (Geospiza magnirostris)
Common Cactus-Finch (Geospiza scandens)
Large Cactus-Finch (Geospiza conirostris)
Vegetarian Finch (Camrhynchus crassirostris)
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch (Geospiza difficilis)
Warbler Finch (Phalaropus tricolor)
Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates)
Woodpecker Finch (Camarhynchus pallidus)