Dec 23, 2017 - National Geographic Islander
Our last expedition of the week took place on the far north of the Archipelago, on Genovesa Island. We woke up to the sunrise to go birdwatching as we kayaked off the coast of Genovesa. The morning continued on Darwin Bay, a beautiful white sand beach where young red-footed boobies nest and gather as they learn how to fly and dive for food.
The adventure continued in the afternoon on another part of Genovesa Island. This time the hike started with a 20 meter stair climb to arrive to bird paradise. Nazca boobies, swallowed tail gulls, frigate birds and red-footed boobies welcomed us and as we continued the hike we got to short eared owl territory. We looked for them with our binoculars to be surprised and find them only a few meters away from us.
As we returned from Genovesa Island to the boat, one of the most breathtaking sunsets accompanied us, it was the perfect and most beautiful way to end an amazing week in paradise!
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