First record of a Brown Booby in British Columbia, Canada

Ken Morgan1, Scott Wallace and Gary Krause

1Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, c/o Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 W. Saanich Rd., Sidney, BC, V8L 4B2; email:

Abstract: A Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), observed and photographed on a fishing vessel west of Dundas Island B.C. on 2008 October 20, represents the first confirmed occurrence of this species in the province.

Key words: British Columbia, extralimital occurrence, Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster

PDFicon Morgan, K., S. Wallace, and G. Krause. 2009. First record of a Brown Booby in British Columbia, Canada. British Columbia Birds 19:13-15.


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