Birdwatchers come from all over the world to visit the Galapagos Islands, where there are hundreds of bird species to be seen. Many of them are endemic, so the Galapagos is the only place in the world to see them!
Many theories exist regarding the unique nature of the flora and fauna on the Galapagos islands. A popularly held belief is that the original species that evolved into the unique Galapagos variety found their way to the islands on flotation rafts of vegetation and other waste and were carried to the island via wind and sea currents.
Birdlife in the Galapagos is much more abundant and varied simply for the fact that it was much easier for birds to reach the islands than reptiles or mammals. Birds could fly to and from Galapagos relatively easily.
Even smaller species such as finches could be carried out to Galapagos by strong storms. Today, it's generally these smaller Galapagos species that have adapted enough to become endemic.
Like most animals, birds lead seasonal lives. They mate, nest and migrate at certain times of the year. So if you are a bird lover this is a guide for you to make sure you can see your favorite Galapagos bird species on your trip!
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