Bird List

The Galápagos Islands

8th - 16th July 2004

See also my 2005 lists


Gálapagos Penguin Spheniscus meniculus
Waved Albatross Diomedea irrorata
Dark-rumped (Galápagos) Petrel Pterodroma phaeopyhgia
Audobon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
Elliott's Storm-Petrel Oceanites gracilis
Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tethys
Madeiran Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
Nazca Booby Sula granti
Galápagos Flightless Cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidantalis
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
American Great White Egret Casmerodius albus
Striated Heron Butorides striatus
Lava (Galápagos) Heron Butorides sundevalli
Yellow-crowned Night-heron Nyctanassa violacea
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis
Galapagos Hawk Buteo galapagoensis
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
Semiplamated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Wandering Tattler Heterscelus incanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Lava Gull Larus fulginosus
Swallow-tailed Gull Larus furcatus
Brown (Common) Noddy Anous stolidus
Galápagos Dove Zenaida galapagoensis
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Galápagos Flycatcher Myiarchus magnirostris
Southern (Galápagos) Martin Progne modesta
Galápagos Mockingbird Nesomimus parvulus
Hood Mockingbird Nesomimus macdonaldi
Medium Ground-Finch Geospiza fortis
Small Ground-Finch Geospiza fuliginosa
Small Cactus-Finch Geospiza scandens
Large Cactus-Finch Geospiza conirostris
Woodpecker Finch Camarhynchus pallidus
Warbler Finch Certhidea olivacea
Mangrove Warbler Dendroica petechia


Galápagos Fur Seal Arcocephalus galapagoensis
Galápagos Sea Lion Zalopus californianus
Bottle-nosed Dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Fin Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata
House mouse Mus musculus



Galápagos Lava Lizard Microlophus albemarlensis
Española Lava Lizard Microlophus delanonis
Floreana Lava Lizard Microlophus greyi
Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Galápagos Land Iguana Conolophus subcristatus
Galápagos Giant Tortoise Geochelone elephantopus porteri
Pacific Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Other taxa

Whitetip Shark Triaenodon obesus
Sallylightfoot Crab Grapsus grapsus
Greater Painted Locust Schistocerca melanocera

Above is the list of terrestrial species I saw on my 2004 trip.
See also my 2005 Trip list.

The Islands






Santa Cruz


Seymour Norte



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I made this trip with The Travelling Naturalist.
The lists here are those of the birds etc. I saw: the group as a whole had a larger list, (with lots of fish from the snorkelling trips, checked each night then collated and published by John Muddeman. The complete report and list of the 2003 trip is on Travelling Naturalist's website and those from our trip should appear there soon.

Bartolomé  ¦   Española  ¦   Fernandina  ¦   Floreana  ¦   Isabela  ¦   North Seymour  ¦   Santa Cruz  ¦   Santiago

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