Jun 22, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Today we visited Genovesa Island. Genovesa is located on the northeast part of the archipelago, due to its location is mostly influence by the Panamic current that brings warm poor nutrient waters to this island. Genovesa is surrounded by deep water; therefore, it is the ideal nesting ground for birds that have pelagic feeding habits.
In the morning, we visited Darwin Bay and observed several nests of the red-footed booby as well as several nests of the great frigatebird. There were few males with their pouch inflated. We also observed swallow tailed gulls nest with chicks of different life stages.
In the afternoon, we climbed up to Prince Phillip’s Steps. We saw the short ear owl and impressive platform that Genovesa offers for sea birds colonies.
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