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Botanical Gardens Bluebirds Get New Homes

Botanical Gardens Bluebirds Get New Homes

The Bermuda Audubon Society has donated five new Bluebird boxes for the Botanical Gardens just in time for nesting season, which begins in March. The Botanical Gardens Bluebird boxes are managed by Eugene and Susan Harvey, who check on them at least twice a week to ensure the boxes are secure and the nests are free of ants and bird mites. Their care... Read more of this article

Live Video: Cahow Hatching Expected Soon

Live Video: Cahow Hatching Expected Soon

Several days ahead of schedule the egg in burrow #831 on Nonsuch Island from which the CahowCam has been live streaming for the past five nesting seasons is in the middle of the hatching process, the team at Nonsuch Island announced today. During a routine nest check yesterday Chief Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros observed that the... Read more of this article

BZS Set To Host “A Home For A Bluebird”

BZS Set To Host “A Home For A Bluebird”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host an event titled “A Home For A Bluebird” on Sunday, March 4, with the first presentation to take place from 10.00am to 11.30am and the second presentation to take place from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Participants can be aged six and up with an accompanying parent. The poster says, “Enjoy... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Host “2018: Year Of The Bird”

BUEI Talks To Host “2018: Year Of The Bird”

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Audubon Society will present a talk entitled “2018: Year of the Bird” by Andrew Dobson on Tuesday, January 30th. The event poster says, “The Bermuda Audubon Society has joined over 100 organisations including National Geographic, National Audubon and Bird Life International in... Read more of this article

Video: Cahow Lays Egg During Live Stream

Video: Cahow Lays Egg During Live Stream

An extremely rare nesting event was streamed live from Nonsuch Island this weekend when their ‘star’ Cahow laid her single egg, officially starting the sixth CahowCam Season. Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader J-P Rouja said: “Our CahowCam broadcasting live from the underground nesting burrow on Nonsuch Island was being monitored in... Read more of this article

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