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Global Big Day Aims To Track Birds Worldwide

Global Big Day Aims To Track Birds Worldwide

The Bermuda Audubon Society is encouraging the public to take part in the inaugral Global Big Day today [May 9], which aims to see how many of the world’s 10,000+ bird species can be seen and entered into online tracker eBird. Those wishing to take part will need to register an eBird account on the official website. The eBird website says, “May... 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 Audubon Society Launch New Website

Bermuda Audubon Society Launch New Website

The Bermuda Audubon Society has launched their new website at audubon.bm, giving the public access to “anything you would like to know about our island’s bird life.” A spokesperson said, “The site provides information on all our local breeding birds and the conservation programmes for Cahows, Longtails and Bluebirds. “It also... Read more of this article

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

The “Cahow Cam” is back and staff at the Department of Conservation Services have just witnessed the hatching of a Cahow chick at 1:45pm today [Mar 4] on Nonsuch Island, and anyone who wants to watch the camera live can do so here or here. Eight new pairs laid their first eggs this January, bringing the breeding population of the Cahow up to a new... Read more of this article

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

The Protection of Birds Amendment Act was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 13], which seeks to amend the Act to define “pest bird” and expand the powers of the Minister to authorize any person to control or destroy any bird in certain cases. The Act, as tabled in the House, lists the common crow, starling, kiskadee, house sparrow,... Read more of this article

Department Looking Into Death Of Mallard Duck

Department Looking Into Death Of Mallard Duck

[Updated] The Department of Conservation Services is looking into the death of a mallard duck at Spittal Pond, with an appeal being posted on social media to identify a man following the duck’s death. Over the weekend the Bermuda Audubon Society posted on Facebook saying, “Following the death of this Mallard at Spittal Pond, the Dept. of Conservation... Read more of this article

Explore The 2014 Birding Year In Bermuda

Explore The 2014 Birding Year In Bermuda

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and The Bermuda Audubon Society are getting set to host a lecture titled “The 2014 Birding Year in Bermuda: Spies, Superstars and Surprises” on Thursday, January 22 at 7.30pm. The event flyer says, “Ornithologist Andrew Dobson will present a fascinating look back at the 2014 birding... Read more of this article

2014 Christmas Bird Count Records 92 Species

2014 Christmas Bird Count Records 92 Species

This ‘sneezing’ Snow Goose pictured below was one of 92 species of birds recorded on the annual Christmas Bird Count, the Bermuda Audubon Society said. In a post on social media yesterday, the Society said, “Count week finished yesterday with a further 6 species seen during the week. This week marked the 40th count to be held in... Read more of this article

First Canvasback Duck In Bermuda Since 1979

First Canvasback Duck In Bermuda Since 1979

Following after last month’s sighting of the first Redhead duck in 35 years, Bermuda has another rare arrival with the first Canvasback duck spotted in Bermuda since 1979 found by Dr. David Wingate on the Audubon Society’s reserve at Stokes Point Photo by Andrew DobsonAccording to National Geographic, “Canvasbacks are diver ducks... Read more of this article

First Redhead Duck In Bermuda Since 1987

First Redhead Duck In Bermuda Since 1987

Bermuda has a rare visitor in the form of a Redhead duck which is the first to reach the island since 1987. The Bermuda Audubon Society said the male duck pictured below was discovered by Dr. David Wingate at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton. Photo by Andrew Dobson:According to the U.S. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, “Redheads breed... Read more of this article

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