Masked Booby

Image of Masked Booby

The Masked Booby is a scarce year-round resident at Dry Tortugas National Park where it occasionally breeds in small numbers. This distinctive bird may be seen on offshore pelagic trips or at sites affected by a hurricane. The Masked Booby is often seen on the crossing to the Dry Tortugas from Key West. Watch for them plunge-diving to catch fish and squid. 

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For more information, including a range map and sound recording, visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds website.


Bird's habitat

The Masked Booby is a tropical pelagic bird that nests on small, flat, islands, typically without trees.

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