Picture of Planet Scott, planetscott.com
The Wild Wild World of
Travel and nature photos

Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands, Galapagos Islands (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands, Galapagos Islands

Map of Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands, Galapagos Islands

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) Small Tree-Finch (Camarhynchus parvulus) Male Woodpecker Finch (Camarhynchus pallidus) Warbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea) Warbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea) Warbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea)
Santa Cruz Island Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Paint-billed Crake (Mustelirallus erythrops)

The highlands are part farms and part wild. The trees up here are generally short, but there is continuous mist making it a lush environment.


Galapagos Islands

11/29/2006: We came here as part of the 8 day expedition on the SS Samba.


Previous Visit (Isla Plaza Sur: 11/28/2006)
Next Visit (Isla Santa Cruz - Puerto Ayora: 11/29/2006)

Species Recorded (11)

Birds ( 10 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Paint-billed Crake - Mustelirallus erythrops

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Lava Gull - Leucophaeus fuliginosus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Galapagos Dove - Zenaida galapagoensis

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani

Barn Owl and Grass-owls ( Tytonidae )
Barn Owl - Tyto alba

( Coccyzidae )
Dark-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus melacoryphus

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Green Warbler-Finch - Certhidea olivacea

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Woodpecker Finch - Camarhynchus pallidus
Small Tree-Finch - Camarhynchus parvulus


Galapagos Islands


Sitemap Hackers Challenge Contact
Website Powered By PlanetScott.com