Tag: Birds

Bermuda Eastern Bluebird Stamps Released

Bermuda Eastern Bluebird Stamps Released

The Bermuda Philatelic Bureau of the Bermuda Post Office announced the release of a series of four stamps: Bermuda Eastern Bluebird. 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Bermuda Audubon Society, which was founded in part to save Bermuda’s population of bluebirds. The Eastern Bluebird [Sialia sialis] is called “Eastern” because its habitat in... Read more of this article

Bermuda Petrel Spotted Off Nova Scotia Coast

Bermuda Petrel Spotted Off Nova Scotia Coast

While well-known throughout Bermuda, the Bermuda Petrel — more commonly known as the Cahow — managed to find its way to another part of the Atlantic Ocean, with a recent sighting off of the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada giving birdwatchers in that part of the world a relatively rare sight. The American Birding Association said, “Michael... Read more of this article

Masterworks Set To Host “A Myriad Of Birds”

Masterworks Set To Host “A Myriad Of Birds”

The Masterworks Museum is getting set to host an interesting show of works from London-based artist Fran Giffard. Dubbed “A Myriad of Birds,” this solo exhibition will feature 39 drawings depicting birds of various shapes, sizes, and species. During her residency in Bermuda, Ms. Giffard has maintained a blog which features daily diary entries,... Read more of this article

First Moorhen Chicks Appear In Bermuda Ponds

First Moorhen Chicks Appear In Bermuda Ponds

With the arrival of spring, the first moorhen chicks have been spotted on Bermuda’s ponds. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s social media said, “The first Moorhen [Common Gallinule] chicks of the year are already appearing on local ponds. Let’s hope they escape the attention of the Great Blue Herons!” Photo courtesy... Read more of this article

Photo: Osprey & Its Prey Fly Over North Shore

Photo: Osprey & Its Prey Fly Over North Shore

During our travels on Sunday [Mar 23], we caught the photo below of an Osprey bird with a fish firmly gripped in its talons while flying over Wreck Hill, North Shore. An occasional visitor to Bermuda, the Osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish which they pluck from the water after swooping down.Ospreys — which can have a wingspan... Read more of this article

Adult Brown Pelican Bird Spotted In Bermuda

Adult Brown Pelican Bird Spotted In Bermuda

The island has a rare visitor, in the form of an adult Brown Pelican, according to the Bermuda Audubon Society who said, “Keep your eyes open for an impressive adult Brown Pelican, probably present in the Evan’s Bay area of the Little Sound since Thursday. This species is a vagrant to Bermuda and doesn’t occur annually. The nearest... Read more of this article

Cahow Fossils Excavated In Southampton

Cahow Fossils Excavated In Southampton

The most recent newsletter of the Bermuda Zoological Society outlined the recent excavation of Cahow fossils in Southampton. The site was uncovered by Dr. Robbie Smith, curator of the Natural History Museum, assisted by Jeremy Maderios and Peter Drew. According an article by Dr Smith in the newsletter, “Bermuda has a fascinating history over the... Read more of this article

Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve Walking Tour

Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve Walking Tour

The Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society will host an informative walking tour of the Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve on Sunday March 9th from 2:30pm to sunset. The promo flyer said, “Dr. Derek Tully will chat about the creation of the base lands and the NASA tracking station. Executive Director of the Bermuda National Trust... Read more of this article

Bermuda Birds Art Competition For Students

Bermuda Birds Art Competition For Students

The Bermuda Audubon Society invites students to submit artwork or photographs featuring Bermuda birds, particularly Bermuda’s native and endemic species. This competition is open to all Middle and Secondary School students in Bermuda. The flyer said, “Artwork/photographs must be the independent work of the student and completed within the... Read more of this article

Forster’s Tern Delights Spittal Pond Visitors

Forster’s Tern Delights Spittal Pond Visitors

Birdwatchers at Spittal Pond have been treated to the view of a Forster’s Tern in the skies this week, the Bermuda Audubon Society said on their Facebook page. BirdWeb.org says, “The Forster’s Tern is similar looking to the Common Tern, but found in slightly different habitat. In breeding plumage, it has a light gray mantle with silvery-white... Read more of this article


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