The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
The Washington Gap Analysis Project could not find any historical research records (i.e., Breeding Bird Atlas, Breeding Bird Survey, Bird Banding and Recovery) for 73 species of birds. The Blue-footed Booby is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This Booby tends to feed close to shore in small flocks. It is an irregular wanderer in late summer and fall to inland waters of the southwest, particularly the Salton Sea in southern California. It appears occasionally along the Pacific coast. It breeds on arid islands in the Gulf of California.Text edited by Gussie Litwer