galapagos birds

Did you know that the Galapagos Islands are home to three unique types of boobies? Blue-footed boobies are perhaps the most famous species, but there is also the beautiful masked Nazca, and red-footed species. They are all thought to have descended from a common ancestor. Who knows? Maybe in another 100,000 years the Galapagos will also [...]

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the strangest creatures on earth. Imagine a cute fluffy little finch … that wants to suck blood!  Does the Galapagos Vampire Finch Want to Suck Your Blood? The finches have not yet evolved a taste for human blood, but the vampire finch, also known as the sharp-beaked ground [...]

The blue footed booby is an animal on almost everyone’s “must-see” list. Visitors to the Galapagos don’t have to wait long. The blue footed boobies are common and, like most of the Galapagos animals, aren’t afraid of tourists. The blue feet are often so bright that they reflect against their white body. In addition to the [...]