The Galapagos Albatross, also known as the Waved Albatross nests exclusively in Española Island with rocky volcanic landscapes and sparse vegetation. They are the only Albatross species in the tropical region. Apart from the breeding season (from mid-January to the end of March), the Albatross remains in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Albatross is endemic to the island of Isla de la Plata, off the coast of Ecuador.
Española Island located southeast of the Galapagos Archipelago is uninhabited. The entire island is protected as part of the Galapagos national park. Therefore only two locations, Gardener Bay and Punta Estrada, are open to visitors currently.
The Galapagos Albatross is the largest bird in the archipelago with a wingspan of 230-240 cm. They are also characterized by their long yellow beaks and dark brown eyes with pale blue legs and feet.