The first confirmed record of a Blue-footed Booby in Canada

Jared R. Towers1, Roy Atkins2, Kyle Howard3, Julian Sykes2 and Geoff Dunstan3

1 MERS Marine Education and Research Society, Box 554, Alert Bay, B.C., V0N 1A0, Canada. email:
2 Speyside Wildlife, Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Grantown on Spey, Cairngorms National Park, PH26 3PR, Scotland.
3 Stubbs Island Whale Watching, Box 2-2, Telegraph Cove, B.C., V0N 3J0, Canada.

Abstract: During the summer and autumn of 2013, Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii) irrupted north of their usual range in greater numbers than ever previously documented. A sub-adult photographed off northeastern Vancouver Island, B.C. on 2013 September 24 is the first confirmed record of this species in Canada.

Key Words: British Columbia, extralimital occurrence, Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii

PDFicon Towers, J.R., R, Atkins, K. Howard, J. Sykes, and G. Dunstan. 2015. The first confirmed record of a Blue-footed Booby in Canada. British Columbia Birds 25:13–16. First published online November 2014.


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