About this book
Travelling to the Galápagos 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 Galápagos, 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 Galápagos Wildlife is the perfect companion for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. For those looking to explore it also includes unique island trail plans.
About the author
David Horwell, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, is a tour operator, photographer and writer specialising in the Galápagos. Pete Oxford is a professional naturalist, based in Ecuador, who leads trips to the islands.
An Introduction to the Galápagos 1
Lizards and Snakes 43
Land Birds 51
Shore Birds 76
Sea Lions 85
Whales and Dolphins 90
Land Mammals 92
The Seashore 93
Bony Fishes 100
Sharks and Rays 103
Island Landings and Visitor Sites 109
Further Reading 152
'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.'
'A super book.'
'Galapagos Wildlife provides an excellent introduction to the islands and their wildlife'
'Much more digestible than On the Origin of Species'
'Indispensable guide to the local animals'
Recommended reading, National Geographic Traveller