Tag: #Animals

White-Throated Sparrow Spotted In Bermuda

White-Throated Sparrow Spotted In Bermuda

Following the sighting of a rare Canada Goose on the island earlier this month, another unlikely visitor – the white-throated sparrow – was spotted recently. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society Facebook page says, “Another species never before recorded in the summer – White-throated Sparrow. “This singing male was discovered... Read more of this article

Canada Goose Spotted Around The Island

Canada Goose Spotted Around The Island

An unusual visitor recently made its way to Bermuda, with a Canada Goose reportedly sighted at various locations around the island. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society Facebook page said, “Another species of wildfowl that is unusual in the summer, Canada Goose. This bird has been reported from various locations around the island. Today it was... Read more of this article

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Pays Bermuda A Visit

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Pays Bermuda A Visit

An Orange Sulpher butterfly was spotted at Spittal Pond over the weekend, representing what the Bermuda Audubon Society called “a very rare visitor to Bermuda.” ButterfliesAndMoths.com says about the Orange Sulpher butterfly’s range, “Southern Canada to central Mexico, coast to coast in the United States except for the Florida... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Feature Bermudian Ornithologist

BUEI Talks To Feature Bermudian Ornithologist

Bermudian ornithologist Dr. André F. Raine is currently running an endangered seabird project on the island of Kaua’i, undertaking research and conservation actions to protect three of Hawaii’s rarest seabirds, with an upcoming entry in the BUEI Talks series to focus on his work. Dr. Raine has worked on conservation projects throughout the world,... Read more of this article

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

The issue of restricted and prohibited breeds of dogs is an emotive one, and the “Government is sensitive to this fact and it is for this reason that I appointed a canine advisory committee to consider what, if any, changes might be made to our approach to these breeds of dogs and the ability of people to own and breed them,” Minister of... Read more of this article

SPCA Breaks Ground On New Stempel Stables

SPCA Breaks Ground On New Stempel Stables

The Bermuda SPCA has taken a step forward in their effort to protect the island’s larger vulnerable animals by breaking ground for a new stable facility. The new facilitiy intends to expands on the SPCA’s commitment to bettering the lives of Bermuda’s abandoned and abused animals. Located on the site of the current Shelter on Valley Road in Paget,... Read more of this article

Minister Attends SPCA Stable Groundbreaking

Minister Attends SPCA Stable Groundbreaking

The Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden was on hand at the recent groundbreaking for the SPCA Stables, offering congratulatory remarks at the event on May 11. Funding for the stables has been raised over the past several years through donations made by the Ernest. E. Stempel Foundation.This project will enable the SPCA shelter... Read more of this article

New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is now playing host to two new inhabitants, a pair of tawny frogmouth chicks born approximately one month ago to parents Kermit and Duane, inhabitants of the Australasia exhibit. The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] newsletter said, “These two adorable Tawny Frogmouth chicks hatched about a month ago and are... Read more of this article

Bermuda Kennel Club Makes Up 2014 Shows

Bermuda Kennel Club Makes Up 2014 Shows

Due to Hurricane Gonzalo, the Bermuda Kennel Club’s [BKC] October 2014 dog shows were rescheduled and held on April 18 and April 19, 2015. A spokesperson said, “The BKC Show Committee were happy to welcome the same judging panel as planned. As make-goods, the shows were really good – we lost some entries but gained some new ones. “Despite... Read more of this article

Opinion: Time To End Breed-Specific Legislation

Opinion: Time To End Breed-Specific Legislation

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I would like to commend the group that has launched a petition calling for an end to breed-specific legislation in Bermuda. They quite rightly point out many of the flaws inherent to breed-specific legislation, and stress that no one breed is inherently more violent than another – the key is in the training... Read more of this article

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