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You Saw Red-footed Boobies in the Galapagos? Now You Are in the Archipelago

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A Must-see Rarity: Red-footed Boobies in the Galapagos

Red-footed boobies in the Galapagos: you have not really been here if you haven’t seen them. These seabirds, related to their also famous blue-footed cousins, are something to behold. Not only because of specific characteristics that make them truly fit to thrive in the archipelago, but also because they are only seen at two spots that are visited through our Northern Itinerary and Eastern Itinerary. If you want the true Galapagos experience, make sure you see some of the rarest species of the islands. Get more acquainted with these amazing birds and be one of the few people in the world who gets to observe them in their natural habitat.

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Galapagos Red-Footed Boobies – a one-of-a-kind bird

By | Animals, News

Galapagos Red-footed boobies, with their bright red feet and brilliant blue beaks, are rather peculiar looking birds. However, more peculiar still is the fact that a bird with webbed feet nests in trees and shrubs. Crows, eagles, sparrows and the vast majority of birds that spend significant amounts of time in trees have strong digits that allow them to cling to the branches. Yet, such oddities are not unusual in the Galapagos Islands, where birds have lost their ability to fly and iguanas swim in the sea.

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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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