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Galapagos Islands, Seymour, Marchena, Rabida


North Seymour: Its name was given after an English nobleman called Lord Hugh Seymour.It has an area of 1.9 km² and a maximum altitude of 28 meters. This islet is located just north of Baltra. It is home to a large population of blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls.

Galapagos masked booby

Marchena (Bindloe): Named after Fray Antonio Marchena. Has an area of 130 km² and a maximum altitude of 343 meters. This is a wet landing on to a dark red beach where sea lions haul out and pelicans nest. This is a best places to see these birds nesting.

Behind the beach, there is a saltwater lagoon where flamingos and white cheeked pintails are sometimes seen. This lagoon is also the site of a sea lion bachelor colony where the alone males, deposed by dominant bull while away their days.

Galapagos finch

There is a 750m trail with good views of the island's 367m volcanic peak, which is covered with Palo Santo trees. At the end of the trail, there is a great snorkeling spot.

Rabida (Jervis): It bears the name of the convent of Rabida where Columbus left his son during his voyage to the Americas.

Has an area of 4.9 km² and a maximum altitude of 367 meters. The high amount of iron contained in the lava at Rabida give it a distinctive red color. Flamingos and White-Cheeked Pintail Ducks live in a salt-water lagoon close to the beach, where brown pelicans and boobies have built their nests. Nine species of Finches have been reported in this island.

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