A total of 140 species of birds have been registered in Galapagos: 58 residential, 76 migratory, and 6 introduced. Close to 50% of the resident birds are endemic to the Galapagos. Some of these species are currently threatened due to factors associated with human presence.

The majority of animals seen by visitors are birds.
A haven for bird enthusiast the Galapagos is home to a variety of sea, coastal and land birds including three species of booby, penguins, finches, flightless cormorants and waved albatross to name a few. The shear number and the seemingly tame nature of these birds is sure to amaze all who visit.

Galapagos birdlife can be classified in 3 main categories: