Video: Eight Week “Cahow Cam” Update

May 18, 2013

A new video showing the eight-week health check on “Backson” the Cahow chick has been uploaded by LookBermuda.

The “Cahow Cam Project” – officially launched on Earth Day [Apr. 22] — has attracted hundreds of viewers to its regular video posts on Bermuda’s critically endangered national bird.

A joint initiative between Ascendant Group Limited, the Ministry of Environment & Planning, LookBermuda/LookFilms and North Rock Communications Ltd., the long-planned project allows the public to get a close-up look at the Cahow nests on Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve.

With new infra-red lighting currently being tested and solar power coming soon to Nonsuch Island, the Cahow Cam Project will start streaming live when the technical upgrades are completed.

The Cahow Cam project was conceived as a means of bringing the best of the Nonsuch Island nature sanctuary to the general public via the Internet.

Cahow Cams overcome the difficulty of getting the public to Nonsuch Island and support conservation efforts to limit the number of people who visit the nature reserve.

The Cahow was believed to be extinct for nearly 300 years until several specimens were discovered in 1951.

Since that time, dedicated conservationists have worked to bring this species back from the brink of extinction.

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