Waved Albatross at Punta Suárez on Española Island in Galápagos, EC

Similar to a realtor’s open house sign, a trail marker points the way to the third seabird district. This is the exclusive community for waved albatrosses. From April to December, approximately 30,000 of these handsome white and brown birds assemble on Española Island during breeding season. This is the vast majority of the world’s population of Phoebastria irrorata. Adults return annually during their 40 to 45 year life expectancy.

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Punta Suárez, Española Island, Ecuador

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