The Mexican Galapagos This is the second program exploring the desert islands in the sea of Cortez. This program travels from Martir to Isla Raza. See the evolution of new species due to the isolation of the desert islands. Visit a Mexican research biologist who for the past 19 years has lived with and protected nesting birds. Learn about Storm Petrels, Blue-Footed Boobies and rock-nesting bats, and take a look at a place where hundreds of thousands of migratory birds travel each year to winter at the same square foot of real estate.