Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2018-46

Common name:

Blue-footed Booby

Scientific name: Sula nebouxii
Date: September 19, 2018
Time: Approximately 10 am
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1
Age: unknown
Sex: unknown
Location: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Warm Creek Bay, Floating Bathroom
County: Kane County
Latilong: Approximately 37.042397,-111.445661
Elevation: unknown
Distance to bird: Approximately 10 feet
Optical equipment: Visual, Nikon Coolpix S7000
Weather:  Sunny to Partly Cloudy
Light Conditions: Sun
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Light brown head and neck, white underbelly, brown wings and tail. Wide grayish steel blue feet, and grayed beak. Forward facing yellow eyes. See attached photo
Song or call & method of delivery: None observed
Behavior: Perching on edge of floating dock. Some preening. Short flight to opposite side of dock.
Habitat: Desert, water
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
All booby species have very distinct markings. This bird clearly matches the description of a Blue-footed Booby
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Former zookeeper (10+ years). I had some knowledge of booby identification, but consulted the internet to identify species.
References consulted: Google, Birding in Utah FaceBook group
Description from: Photos
Observer: Nikki Emanuel
Observer's address: Broomfield, Colorado
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: September 22, 2018
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: