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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tower (Genovesa) Island

An outlying island, it is well worth making a trip out here, as you can see not only large colonies of red-footed boobies, but nests of frigatebirds, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropicbirds, storm petrels and masked boobies as well. Some other birds that have been spotted here as well include the endemic Galapagos Dove and short-eared owls.

Tower is a small island at the upper right hand corner of the Galapagos Islands. It is not visited as often as the more central islands because of the length of the voyage and the possiblity of rough seas. There are two tourist points on the island: the beach and tidepool area around Darwin Bay and the inland area reached from the bay by what are known as Prince Philip's Steps. Both sites are very good for seeing marvalous birdlife like the redfooted booby.