North Seymour Island
Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

From: Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

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North Seymour, Galapagos Islands
North Symour island is a relatively flat island which has plenty of wildlife despite its fairly sparse vegetation which contains plants such as prickly pear cactus and salt bushes.

The island was named after Lord Hugh Seymour who was in the British Royal Navy and is located close to Baltra Island which is also called South Seymour Island, both of which were in fact created by a geological uplift.

There is a wonderful walking trail that crosses over the island allowing you to enjoy several bird species, often in large numbers, such as the Blue Footed Booby, Frigate Bird and Swallow Tailed Gulls who all nest on the island. The shear numbers of birds here is quite impressive as is their fearlessness towards humans.

Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas can be found along the rocky shores and inland there are also plenty of Land Iguanas.

 


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