The "Bird Island" of The Galapagos

Genovesa Island of The Galapagos Islands has been nicknamed "The Bird Island" and that moniker is certainly fitting. Considering the proliferation of the red-footed and Nazca varieties of boobies, booby island was likely the original idea for a nickname... someone must have thought better of that nomenclature.

There is a six-foot boundary rule for all animals on the islands. As humans, it was our duty to keep that distance.

Male frigates do their version of the singles bar scene. What girl could resist a bright red inflated gular sac like that?

A major highlight of our bird hike on Genovesa had to be when we spotted a Short-eared Owl eating a freshly captured Storm Petrel. These rare owls are diurnal, meaning they hunt during the day, and are the only owls known to exist that exhibit this behavior.

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Click here for our entire live-blog of our adventure in The Galapagos

Delve deeper:
See the incredible work done at Giant Tortoise Breeding Center
Check out the landscape of The Galapagos
Cavort with Sea Lions!
The Birds of The Galapagos - wild!
The Underwater World of The Galapagos
People live in the Galapagos?
Our tips for visiting The Galapagos Islands - including what to pack

YOUR TURN: Are The Galapagos Islands on YOUR bucket list? Have we inspired you to go? 

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