Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

North Seymour, Ecuador


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
79 79 79 79 78 77 77 78 79 79 79 79

Overview

North Seymour is one of the Galapagos Islands. Its name was given after an English nobleman called Lord Hugh Seymour. This islands is home to a large population of blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. It hosts one of the largest populations of frigate birds, with their superlative red pouches. North of Baltra, South Seymour is the small isle of North Seymour. The two islands are similar in appearance both formed from Geological Uplift and having scorched vegetation including Prickly Pear Cacti, Palo Santos Trees and Salt Bushes.

Things to Do

The main thing to do or see in North Seymour is see the Blue-Footed Boobies. Named for their blue legs and feet. Young blue-foots look quite similar to adults yet it takes 2 to 3 years to reach adulthood. Blue-Footed Boobies nest in colonies. In large colonies there is continuous breeding with pairs nesting every 7 months. They can be seen breeding on most islands north of the equator in the Galapagos.

The marvelous Frigate bird, a large black bird with a long wingspan, and a hooked beak, is tremendously fast and has superb vision. Frigate birds are known for the large red pouch on their necks. During mating season the males inflate the pouch (sometimes the size of a soccer ball), and shake trying to capture the attention of female Frigates.

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