American Oystercatcher feeding its chick, Galápagos Islands 22 Aug 2017
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From the marbled godwit to the black-necked stilt, the birdlife on the Galápagos Islands, which taught us about evolution, is still rich, rare, and rewarding. Where else in the world will birds practically come out to greet you? Life without predators has made the birds of the Galápagos fearless, which means that many of them are easy to spot. There are 58 resident species, of which 28 are endemic, as well as about 30 migratory birds. The seabirds are the most frequently seen. The best time for bird-watching is in winter (October to February) when most migrants are visiting, and birds are reproducing. Visit the Galápagos Islands on Insight Guides' Galápagos Islands explored trip.
This article was originally published on 28th December, 2015