The Galapagos Islands coastline comprising of beaches, rocky shores, mangrove lagoons and tidal salines, provides many habitats for the resident shorebird species.

The coast of the Galapagos serves as home to a diverse group of shore birds, waders, waterfowl and lagoon birds. These birds are capable of long distance flights and are often migratory, they do not feed out at sea. Instead, they find food between the tides, in coastal lagoons, and in ponds near to the highland areas of certain Islands.