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125 Nesting Pairs Of Cahows Identified So Far

125 Nesting Pairs Of Cahows Identified So Far

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources along with LookBermuda’s Nonsuch Expeditions said they are “delighted to announce that the 2018 Cahow Nesting Season is off to a great start, with a record 125 nesting pairs having been identified so far.” “Although we will not know for certain until the birds lay their eggs around... Read more of this article

“Great Start” To 2018 Cahow Nesting Season

“Great Start” To 2018 Cahow Nesting Season

The Cahow Nesting Season is “off to a great start with a record 125 nesting pairs having been identified thus far,” according to the Nonsuch Island website. The story said, “The 2018 Cahow Nesting Season is off to a great start with a record 125 nesting pairs having been identified thus far. Watch the video update with Senior Terrestrial... Read more of this article

“Thousands Of Birds Must Have Perished”

“Thousands Of Birds Must Have Perished”

Local ornithologist Andrew Dobson, President of BirdsCaribbean, says he is “heartbroken” by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, and has urged people to donate to the hurricane disaster relief fund organized by the Bermuda Red Cross. He has been closely involved with BirdsCaribbean for more than 15 years and has close friends in many... Read more of this article

Record Number Of Cahow Chicks Fledge

Record Number Of Cahow Chicks Fledge

The 2017 Cahow nesting season saw the nesting population increase to a record number of 117 established breeding pairs [those that produced an egg, whether it hatched or not]. In addition, a record number of 61 chicks successfully fledged out to sea [the first time the number of fledged chicks has exceeded 60]. In parallel the Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam,... Read more of this article

Harrington Sound School Closed For Two Days

Harrington Sound School Closed For Two Days

The Department of Education has advised of a two day closure of Harrington Sound Primary School, saying the “school will be closed Monday, 15 May and Tuesday, 16 May for maintenance” as it “experienced an infestation of bird mites due to birds nesting in the roof.” Commissioner of Education, Dr. Freddie Evans stated: “The school... Read more of this article

Cahow Comes Out Of Shell Live On Camera

Cahow Comes Out Of Shell Live On Camera

The Ministry of the Environment announced the safe arrival of a ‘CahowCam chick’ who broke out of his or her shell at 9:45 pm Thursday night. “Thanks to an extraordinary programme to safeguard the critically endangered Cahow by Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

“Star” Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

“Star” Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

A Cahow chick emerged from its egg live on camera last night [March 2] as part of the Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam project. The Nonsuch Island website said, “Hello World! At approximately 9.45 pm Bermuda time, two hours after the male took over incubation duties, and approximately 40 minutes after the top of the shell broke off, our star chick... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture: “Longtails: Where Do They Go?”

BZS Lecture: “Longtails: Where Do They Go?”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Miguel Mejias on the topic of “Longtails, where do they go and what are they doing at the end of their Breeding Season.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free and open to the... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Host “Birds & People In Bermuda”

BUEI Talks To Host “Birds & People In Bermuda”

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Bermuda Audubon Society will present a talk entitled “Birds & People in Bermuda” by Andrew Dobson. The event will take place on Thursday, February 9, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Andrew Dobson has been a teacher at Warwick Academy, Bermuda for over 27 years, but a keen... Read more of this article

Survey On Bermudians’ Experiences Of Crows

Survey On Bermudians’ Experiences Of Crows

Psychologist Paul Hackett, a researcher who has spent time in Bermuda and has become interested in the island’s bird life, is working alongside Jessica Schwarzenbach to conduct a study on crows in Bermuda. Mr. Hackett has developed a survey on his website where any Bermudian who has a tale to share about crows on the island can post their story. Mr.... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Expeditions Partners With Cornell Lab

Nonsuch Expeditions Partners With Cornell Lab

Over the past four Cahow nesting seasons, LookBermuda’s award-winning Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam has broadcast from the underground nesting chambers of the second rarest seabird on the planet: the critically endangered, endemic, Bermuda Petrel or “Cahow”. Numerous “first time documented” events were filmed during this period including... Read more of this article

MSA Students Work With Audubon Society

MSA Students Work With Audubon Society

This weekend, Mount Saint Agnes Academy [MSA] students from Middle School Student Council and high school, along with a number of parent and teacher volunteers, worked together to build over 20 Bluebird nest boxes and packaged 30 “build your own” kits for the Bermuda Audubon Society. The Society is the main supplier of Bluebird nest boxes; each... Read more of this article

Birds Stolen From Garden Center In Warwick

Birds Stolen From Garden Center In Warwick

[Written by Don Burgess] A thief in the night stole about a dozen English Budgies from MP Jeff Sousa’s aviary at his business. Some time after the close of the Garden Center business in Warwick on Thursday evening and before it opened on Friday morning, the English Budgies went missing. Mr. Sousa said: “I thought it would be a nice idea to have... Read more of this article