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GNPD Conducts Population Census of Booby Birds on Punta Pitt


September 4, 2019

GNPD booby bird census

Galapagos National Park rangers recently conducted their second annual census of blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca booby colonies in Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal. The monitoring data were compared with last year’s results and show a 15% increase in the population of red-footed boobies, which currently indicates 733 individuals in the population. According to the Park’s data, the population of blue-footed and Nazca boobies is stable.

These results allow the Park to evaluate the effectiveness of their ongoing controls of introduced species (including cats, goats and ants), in Punta Pitt favor to facilitate the protection of these species.

Photo © Galapagos National Park Directorate

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