Update: Blue-footed Booby released!

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Photo by Bill Steinkamp

Last week, we wrote about a juvenile Blue-footed Booby brought to our Los Angeles center after it was found wandering in a South L.A. neighborhood. This is one of many such birds seen along the California coast, where they are rare visitors. Many experts believe that the birds are coming north in search of fish (click here for an article in the Los Angeles Times).

This booby was found to be thin with minor abrasions. In the video below, we document the bird’s evaluation and release off the coast of San Pedro. Film and images by Bill Steinkamp.

Thanks to the Los Angeles Times, KABC, KCBS and many other outlets for covering this unique case!

Read the original blog post on this bird here.

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