Blue Footed Boobies

Galapagos Animals and Wildlife Highlights

The Galapagos is home to an extraordinary number of unique species including approximately 29 migrant birds, 56 native birds, 29 land birds, 6 mammals, giant tortoises, 3 types of land iguanas, marine iguanas, several invertebrates, and more. The more commonly seen species are highlighted below. Please remember that throughout the islands and throughout the year, some Galapagos animal sightings may be seasonal and cannot be guaranteed.


  • Blue-Footed Boobies
  • Cactus Finch
  • Fllightless Comorant
  • Galapagos Hawk
  • Galapagos Mockingbird
  • Galapagos Penguins
  • Great Frigate Bird
  • Ground Finch
  • Magnificent Frigate Bird
  • Swallow-Tailed Gull
  • Warbler Finch
  • Waved Albatross
  • White Cheeked Pintail Duck
  • Yellow Warbler


  • Sally Light Foot Crabs
  • Giant Tortoise
  • Land Iguanas
  • Lava Lizards


  • Galapagos Fur Seal
  • Galapagos Sea Lion
  • Green Sea Turtles
  • Marine Iguanas
  • Rays