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January

  •  jan. galapagos island faunaThe rainy season begins
  • Ideal time for snorkeling
  • Land birds start to nest, usually after the first rains
  • The temperature of the air and the water rises and it stays warm until June
  • On Española Island: adult marine iguanas become nicely colored
  • The green sea turtles arrive on beaches to lay eggs
  • Land iguanas begin to breed on Isabela Island

Several penguins are seen on Bartolome Island

 

Frebuary

  • Nesting season for the Galapagos dove reaches its highest point
  • On Floreana Island the greater flamingos start to nest
  • Masked boobies on Hood are at the end of their nesting season
  • The water reaches it highest temperature of 25°C (77°F). This temperature remains constant until April
  • Several penguins are seen on Bartolome Island
  • Marine iguanas nest on Santa Cruz Island

MarchMarine iguanas nest on Fernandina

  • Marine iguanas nest on Fernandina
  • Wet landing can be a challenge at places like Puerto Egas, Gardner Bay and Bartolome
  • The rainy season reaches its highest pointy (not necessarily means that rains all day)
  • Snorkeling can be done for longer periods due to the water temperatures
  • The air temperature can rise up to 30°C (86°F). Humidity is high
  • Around mid-march is the beginning of summer time and marks the arrival of the waved albatross on Española

Green sea turtles eggs begin to hatch

April

  • Green sea turtles eggs begin to hatch
  • Good visibility under water while snorkeling
  • Massive arrival of the waved albatross on Española
  • One of the best months in Galapagos due to its weather, water temperature and wildlife
  • End of the breeding season of the giant tortoises
  • Eggs of land-iguanas start to hatch on Isabela
  • The rain season end, but the islands stay green

blue foot boobies start theri breeding in galapagos along with seas turtlesMay

  • One of the best months in Galapagos due to its weather, water temperature and wildlife
  • Water begins to get colder by mid-may
  • Waved albatrosses on Española start to lay their eggs
  • North Seymour's blue-footed boobies start their breeding season
  • Sea turtles are still breeding on Gardner Bay and Punta Cormorant
  • The Palo Santo trees start to lose their leaves

June

  • Southern migrants have started their journey to the North. Galapagos is a resting place for such birds. Some cetaceans follow the same patron
  • Currents become stronger. The seas are wilder with bigger waves
  • Beginning of the "garua" season (intermittent rains)
  • Giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island migrate from the highlands to the lowlands looking for the best places for their nests
  • Many red pouches of great male frigate birds are seen on North Seymour
  • Some groups of humpback whales that migrate to the equator along the coasts of Ecuador can reach Galapagos
  • Clouds begin forming on the mayor Islands

JulyCormorants show marvellous mating rituals on Fernandina

  • Water temperature does not pass 21c (68F)
  • Seabirds are very active (breeding), especially the blue-footed boobies on Española
  • "Cetaceans" (whales & dolphins) are seen more often, especially at the West coast of Isabela
  • Cormorants show marvellous mating rituals on Fernandina
  • Lava lizards start with their mating rituals until November
  • Great month to see the four stages of the nesting of the Blue-footed boobies: eggs, chicks, juveniles and sub-adults

Galapagos hawks mate on Española and Santiago August

  • Migrating coastal birds begin to arrive and stay on the island
  • The "popping" season (birth) of the sea lions starts, especially on the Western and Central Islands
  • Galapagos hawks mate on Española and Santiago (James)
  • Giant tortoises return to the highlands of Santa Cruz after nesting
  • Masked boobies and Swallow-tailed gulls nest on Genovesa Island
  • The temperature of the ocean drops to 18°C (64°F)
  • Oceans are quite unpredictable; currents are at their strongest level

Swimmers on Bartolome can enjoy the penguins swimming around themSeptember

  • Most seabirds stay quite active on their nesting places
  • The air temperature reaches its lowest points (19°C-66°F)
  • Galapagos penguins show remarkable activity on Bartolome
  • Swimmers on Bartolome can enjoy the penguins swimming around them
  • The highest point of the cold season
  • Sea lions are very active. Females have reached the estrus stage and because of this males are constantly barking and fighting

October

  • Giant Tortoises are still laying eggs
  • Blue-footed boobies raise their chicks on Española and Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
  • Lava herons start to nest until March
  • The Galapagos sea lions begin their mating period
  • Sunrises can be very beautiful after the garua covers several locations of the Western volcanoes
  • Days are not always sunny. Garua can be expected at most of the locations, except for the Western Islands where the days start foggy but after a couple of hours the sun takes over
  • The summits are clear, but low hanging haze covers the coastal lines

November

  • In general great weather because of the transition of one season to another. The birth of young sea lions is still happening
  • Sea lions are sexually active on the Eastern part of the Archipelago
  • "Band-rumped storm petrels" start their second nesting period
  • Seas are calm. The temperature of the water rises slowly
  • Good visibility under water for snorkeling
  • The young sea lions (especially on Champion Islet) play aqua-aerobics next to the snorkelers
  • Some types of jellyfish can be seen around the islands. The "genus Physalia" is generally seen floating around Gardner and Tortuga Islets

 

December

  • The first waved albatrosses are raised
  • The eggs of the giant tortoises start to hatch
  • Great weather conditions
  • The rainy season starts, all plants of the dry zone start to produce leaves
  • Galapagos becomes greenish
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