Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)

Isla Espanola, Galapagos, June 20, 2019

It was early morning as we headed to Punta Suarez for a 5:45am dry landing. The majority of the world's waved albatross nest here, and our dawn arrival is timed to watch pairs engage in a courting ritual that leads to a lifelong bond. We are treated to this unforgettable sight. Our walk takes us to a cliff edge where we also watch albatross taking off and coming in for a landing. We also see many Espanola mockingbirds plus more blue-footed boobies during the nearly 4 hours we spent here.

Awesome Video of Waved Albatross Courtship Dance

Video of Waved Albatross Pair Mating

More photos of our visit to Espanola

Our ebird observations

More of our Bird List

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