Between the two beaches you’ll find a lagoon where several dozen flamingos are normally seen. This is also a good place to watch for other wading birds such as black-necked stilts, oystercatchers, willets and whimbrels. You must stop at the wooden rail on the edge of the lagoon – be sure to bring binoculars and your longest zoom lens, otherwise the flamingos will just be indistinct blurs on the horizon. White-cheeked pintail ducks are often seen in the lagoon and Galápagos hawks wheel overhead. It’s an especially dramatic tableau when the dark shadows, cast from the setting sun, suggest a stillness that has lasted for eons.