Travelling to the Galapagos to discover the unique flora and fauna that so captivated Darwin and the many that followed him is a rite of passage for serious wildlife enthusiasts. Written by two expert naturalists who are passionate about the Galapagos, this guide is packed with entertaining descriptions, while full-colour photography aids in identifying key species both on land and below water. Now with more detailed descriptions of island landing sites, more photos, and updated information on conservation efforts, Bradt's Galapagos Wildlife is the perfect companion for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. For those looking to explore it also includes unique island trail plans.
David Horwell, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, is a tour operator, photographer and writer specialising in the Galapagos. Pete Oxford is a professional naturalist, based in Ecuador, who leads trips to the islands.
An Introduction to the Galapagos 1 Habitats 7 Plants 15 Invertebrates 27 Reptiles 33 Tortoises 35 Turtles 41 Lizards and Snakes 43 Birds 49 Land Birds 51 Seabirds 58 Shore Birds 76 Mammals 83 Sea Lions 85 Whales and Dolphins 90 Land Mammals 92 The Seashore 93 Underwater 97 Bony Fishes 100 Sharks and Rays 103 Island Landings and Visitor Sites 109 Conservation 141 Glossary 150 Further Reading 152 Index 153