May is one of our favourite months to travel, with reduced humidity, and a lot going on in the animal world. Green sea turtles are still hatching, and seeing them emerge from their eggs is just such a wonderful sight. Head to the beautiful Gardner Bay on Espanola Island, Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island and Puerto Egas on Santiago Island to see this. Blue-footed boobies start their fascinating courtship as the males show off their pretty blue feet to the females by embarking on a high-stepping strut. The bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.
Those looking for penguins should head to Fernandina Island or the west coast of Isabela Island where you may be able to see them nesting in May. Waved albatross lay their eggs in May (well usually between April and June), and can be seen on Espanola Island.
Other species you can see in May include red footed boobies, Nazca (masked) boobies, marine iguanas, land iguanas, great frigate birds, magnificent frigate birds, greater flamingos and flightless cormorants.
The landscapes in May are beautiful, with lots of green, especially in the highlands, and the Palo Santo trees begin to shed their foliage.