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Video: CahowCams Capture Egg Laying

Video: CahowCams Capture Egg Laying

The CahowCams on Nonsuch Island recently captured a live stream of a female Cahow laying an egg, with the first chicks expected to hatch “during the last few days of February, following the 50 to 53-day incubation period.” A spokesperson said, “On January 18 at 7:17pm, the female returned to the CahowCam2 burrow where her mate had... Read more of this article

2022 Was Record Year For Cahow Recovery

2022 Was Record Year For Cahow Recovery

In 2022, the Cahow Recovery Program produced a record number of 156 breeding pairs and 77 successfully fledged chicks, up from 143 pairs producing 71 chicks in 2021, and significantly up from the 18 pairs that produced 7 to 8 chicks annually back in the early 1960s. In providing an update, Jeremy Madeiros, Principle Terrestrial Conservation Officer... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Longtail Flag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Longtail Flag

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a longtail bird in a Bermuda flag pattern. To access more phone wallpapers with Bermudian themes, as well as social media cover graphics, visit BermudaCovers.com, and if you would like to request a specific Bermuda-related phone wallpaper design, please feel free to email... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Longtail & Bermuda Flag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Longtail & Bermuda Flag

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a design incorporating the Bermuda flag, a scenic background and the longtail, an iconic bird in Bermuda. To access more phone wallpapers with Bermudian themes, as well as social media cover graphics, visit BermudaCovers.com, and if you would like to request a specific Bermuda-related... Read more of this article

Fiona Reportedly Takes Longtails To Nova Scotia

Fiona Reportedly Takes Longtails To Nova Scotia

Three Bermuda longtails “are believed to have been brought to Nova Scotia after being caught in the hurricane winds” as Hurricane Fiona made its way to the Canadian province. The CBC website said, “Three Bermuda longtails are believed to have been brought to Nova Scotia after being caught in the hurricane winds. None of them survived. “One... Read more of this article

Video: BAMZ Welcomes New Flamingo Chick

Video: BAMZ Welcomes New Flamingo Chick

The island has a new resident, namely a new flamingo chick, who is almost two weeks old now, having hatched on July 3rd. The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] recently posted a video on their social media showing the new resident.  Read More →

Wallpaper Wednesday: Longtail Flying With Pride

Wallpaper Wednesday: Longtail Flying With Pride

The month of June is internationally recognized as Pride Month, and the latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the iconic Bermuda longtail with a ‘flying with pride’ rainbow theme. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile... Read more of this article

Dead Birds Found On South Shore Beaches

Dead Birds Found On South Shore Beaches

Over the past two days, multiple dead birds were found along South Shore beaches, with officers from Department of Environment and Natural Resources collecting ”over 95 birds within several hours.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] can advise that between the 5 -6th June 2022,... Read more of this article

Cahow Fledging Season Begins On Nonsuch

Cahow Fledging Season Begins On Nonsuch

Cahow fledging season is beginning on Nonsuch Island, with a “record number of birds for the Cahow Recovery Project.” Jeremy Madeiros, principal conservationist for the Cahow recovery project, said, “From only 18 breeding pairs, making up the entire population of the Cahow when the program began in the early 1960s, the Cahow population... Read more of this article

Endangered Species Skinks & Cahows Interact

Endangered Species Skinks & Cahows Interact

As the world marks ‘Endangered Species Day,’ Nonsuch Expeditions is highlighting two of Bermuda’s IUCN Red Listed species — the cahow and skink — noting that the two critically endangered species are interacting on Nonsuch Island where they can “thrive without the threat of introduced predators.” Senior Terrestrial... Read more of this article

Henry Ward Paints Portrait Of Dr Wingate

Henry Ward Paints Portrait Of Dr Wingate

On Saturday [May 7] a dedication event was held at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo to present Dr. David Wingate with a portrait, painted by local artist Henry Ward. A spokesperson said,  “The painting features Dr. Wingate assisting a fledging Cahow from its nest, with two Cahows in flight behind him. “The painting was created for Henry... Read more of this article

First Bald Eagle Reported In Bermuda In 34 Years

First Bald Eagle Reported In Bermuda In 34 Years

A Bald Eagle — the first one reported in Bermuda in 34 years — has been seen flying across the island, the Bermuda Audubon Society said. The Bermuda Audubon Society posted the photos below online, saying, “Bald Eagle arrives in Bermuda! Rumors were circulating this past week about a very large bird flying around Bermuda. When pictures... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘Flying With Pride’

Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘Flying With Pride’

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the iconic Bermuda longtail with a ‘flying with pride’ rainbow theme,  with the concept a nod to the statement made by OUTBermuda following the Privy Council’s ruling on marriage. Speaking after the ruling, OUTBermuda Deputy Chair Zakiya Johnson Lord said,... Read more of this article