The blue-footed booby is a marine bird Nidhi was pleasantly surprised to meet on her first trip to the Galápagos Island. They are named after their distinct blue feet and the clumsy way they walk on land. It is easy to be charmed by these cute and unique birds. Interestingly, while they are found up and down the tropical regions of the Pacific coast, about half of all blue-footed boobies choose the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador to make their nest. For this reason, many consider these blue-footed birds to be a proud symbol of the diverse wildlife that make their home in Ecuador.
The blue-footed booby is meaningful to Nested because it represents our special connection with the people of Ecuador. The Ecuadorian women and children Nidhi met during a medical brigade in 2017 inspired her to use childbirth education in the United States to empower women and their families both locally and abroad.
Everyone has a different way to build their nest. Ideally nests are made with the best materials that are available- this could be with branches, mud, or in a home with a crib and a warm blanket. The blue-footed booby makes her nest in the harsh terrain of black lava rocks. Nested LLC will help you to gather the best material to help your family thrive. And with your help, together, we will work with families around the world to make the best nest for their children.