8421 – Silver Galapagos: North Central Itinerary – Day 4
First we walked along the beach, where pelicans were roosting on the saltbushes. The pelicans are Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) the only species that you can find in Galapagos. I have seen them along the cost of Ecuador and Peru aboard the Silver Explorer. It is the smallest of all species of pelicans in the world and the only one that when fishing, flies with its huge bill pointing downwards and, on sighting prey, plunges awkwardly into the water with an enormous splash.