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Longtail Chick Expected To Hatch For Easter

Longtail Chick Expected To Hatch For Easter

After seven successful seasons running the CahowCam, the Nonsuch Expeditions Team is launching an additional TropicBird/LongTail Cam, and they said that a chick is expected to hatch just in time for Easter. Jean-Pierre Rouja, the Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader, said: “This camera located in one of the artificial burrows above the stairs on the... Read more of this article

Longtails Have Been Spotted At Trunk Island

Longtails Have Been Spotted At Trunk Island

On Saturday 16th February, Trevor Rawson, Trunk Island Officer, spotted 4 holes along the coast of Trunk Island occupied with longtails, as well as 6 different longtails courting in the air above the island. These sightings were the first to be spotted by Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] staff in Harrington Sound this season. “I’ve been anticipating... Read more of this article

Video: Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

Video: Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

At approximately 10.30pm on Saturday night, viewers from around the world watched as the Cahow egg in burrow #832 began to hatch on the nonsuchisland.com CahowCam2. “The first hint that something was going on was a broken egg shell,” said Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader and CahowCam developer Jean-Pierre Rouja. “Then, around 11.30pm,... Read more of this article

National Geographic Spotlights Bermuda Cahow

National Geographic Spotlights Bermuda Cahow

National Geographic has featured the Bermuda cahow in a recent article spotlighting “animal species that came back from the dead”. The National Geographic story said, “Thought extinct for 330 years, 36 cahows [a kind of petrel] were rediscovered in 1951. Joyfully, after half a century of intensive pest-and-nest management, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Workshop On Bluebird Nest Box Construction

Workshop On Bluebird Nest Box Construction

The Bermuda Audubon Society is holding its annual Bluebird nest box construction workshop in the Jack King Building at Botanical Gardens on Saturday 23 February starting at 10.00am. A spokesperson said, “It is nearly Bluebird nesting season and time to put up nest boxes! The workshop will include a brief talk about Bluebirds, why they require... Read more of this article

Feb 11: BUEI Talks To Host ‘Cahow Season 2019′

Feb 11: BUEI Talks To Host ‘Cahow Season 2019′

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and Nonsuch Expeditions will present a talk entitled “CahowSeason 2019” with Jeremy Madeiros and international researchers on Monday, February 11th. The event poster says, “Join the Nonsuch Expeditions and Jeremy Madeiros from Department of Conservation Services for a cahow season update. They will... Read more of this article

Video: Cahow Lays Egg To Start 2019 Season

Video: Cahow Lays Egg To Start 2019 Season

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, along with LookBermuda’s Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam Project, announced that the 2019 CahowCam Nesting Season has officially started today [Jan 10] with the return of a female cahow to Nonsuch Island and the laying of a single egg this morning. They explained, “The incubation period for... Read more of this article

Somersfield Students Get Bird Box Presentation

Somersfield Students Get Bird Box Presentation

Christian Chin-Gurret of The Happy Bird Co gave a presentation to Somersfield Academy students on their last day of school before Christmas break, discussing the process of designing and producing a nail-less and glue-less bluebird box. Mr Chin-Gurret explained that the manufacturing of the bluebird box is all carried out in Bermuda with marine plywood... Read more of this article

Cahow Nesting Season Off To An Early Start

Cahow Nesting Season Off To An Early Start

The upcoming 2019 cahow nesting season is off to an early start with breeding pairs returning to their underground burrows on the Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve and its surrounding islets earlier than expected. Principal Terrestrial Conservation Officer at the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] Jeremy Madeiros said, “Many... Read more of this article

Owner Seeks Assistance In Locating Lost Parrot

Owner Seeks Assistance In Locating Lost Parrot

[Updated] The owner of an African Grey Parrot named Ozzy is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the animal, described by its owner as a “spoiled bird and survival skills are lacking.” The bird, which has been missing since Saturday [Sept 29] is physically described as being “light grey with a red tail and black hooked beak; larger... Read more of this article

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

One of the world’s rarest seabirds has successfully nested in Bermuda again after an absence of 169 years, the Bermuda Audubon Society has confirmed. A single pair of Roseate Terns, Sterna dougallii, took up residence on a small posted nature reserve islet in the Hamilton Harbor/Great Sound area in June. The Bermuda Audubon Society, which has been... Read more of this article

Chin-Gurret Launching New Bluebird Boxes

Chin-Gurret Launching New Bluebird Boxes

20-year-old Christian Chin-Gurret has already designed a repertoire of products, including a water bottle holder, a lamp inspired by the Bermuda kite and a light for a camper van, and tonight [Aug 8] he will launch his latest creation – a Bermudian Bluebird Box, which allows people to forgo the hammers and nails and assemble the boxes quickly and... Read more of this article

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

It’s the height of summer, and as such, the Bermuda Audubon Society is putting out a plea for “boaters and drone operators to avoid disturbing the island’s tiny population of Common Terns, which are in the middle of nesting season.” “The sea birds are nesting on small, treeless islands and large buoys in Hamilton Harbour and in... Read more of this article