Straddling the equator, born of fire and shaped by the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos archipelago has a unique place in the natural world. Found here are the animals that prompted Charles Darwin to imagine and formulate the theory that explained the diversity of life: evolution by natural selection. Here are our six favourite birds that call the Galápagos archipelago home.
Its mantle of fame spread by Charles Darwin and his generations of scientific followers, the Galápagos archipelago is a fascinating place to visit, with plenty that’s surprising.
Darwin’s finches on the Galapagos Islands are evolving rapidly due to an introduced parasite, including developing a new birdsong.
The Galápagos archipelago is home to three species of booby, and nature lovers flock here to see them in all their glory.