February 2016

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Red-Footed Boobies Population Bounces Back on Punta Pitt

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On January 25, 2016, Galapagos Conservancy announced the fabulous news that the population of red-footed boobies at Punta Pitt has recovered! According to their article, the latest census counts 974 adult birds, 89 chicks and 252 juveniles on the ground and in bushes. Adding in flying birds will probably increase the number by 10%. These numbers register a sharp increase versus the 45 red-footed boobies (sula sula) registered at Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island in 1998, less than 10 years ago.
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