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Bird-watching haven in February in Galapagos.

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February weather in the Galapagos Islands have a varying climate marked by a scarcity of rain. The coastal areas are quite arid, covered with plants that have adapted to desert-like conditions, but lush vegetation grows in the highlands of the larger islands.

Galapagos Cactus
Galapagos Islands Red Plants

In February, the Bahamas Pintail Ducks start their breeding season. Nazca (Masked) Boobies on Hood Island are at the end of their nesting season.

The highest water temperatures are this month and will remain constant until April. Nesting season of the Galapagos Dove reaches its peak. Flocks of the beautiful Red-billed Tropic bird can be seen cruising the sky on the central and southern islands.

Galapagos Red-billed Tropicbird flying in the Galapagos
Galapagos Red-billed Tropicbird, also classified as Phaethon aethereus.

February
 in the Galapagos:

Galapagos Doves
Bahamas Pintail Ducks
Galapagos Nazca Boobies
Galapagos Red Billed Tropicbird

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Temperatures for Galapagos Islands in February:

Average Low:Average High:Water Temperature:Average Rainfall:
74°F86°F76°F1.0 inches

For more information on Galapagos Islands weather, click here Galapagos Islands weather.

Flickr photo credit: Vince Smith, Bill Bumgarner, barrasa8, & Julian Smith.


Paul Schicke
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Hello! My name is Paul. I am a photographer, traveler, teacher and writer. I have extensive experience in travel to Galapagos, Peru, Patagonia and the western seaboard of South America specializing in ways travelers can experience these once-in-a-life destinations like locals on the road. Lover of wine, chocolate, travel, coffee, and helping others plan vacations of a lifetime!

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