Tag: Birds

Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks Set Record

Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks Set Record

Breaking the previous record of one of the birds seen in 2008, no less than 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks paid a visit to Bermuda on June 7, according to the Bermuda Audubon Society. A post on social media from the Society said, “Extraordinary record of 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks today on Port Royal GC, Bermuda. There is one previous... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bird Art Exhibition At BSOA

Photos & Video: Bird Art Exhibition At BSOA

The Bermuda Audubon Society recently invited middle and secondary school students in Bermuda to submit original artwork or photographs featuring Bermuda birds, particularly the island’s native and endemic species, in order to compete for prizes up to $200.The competition was open to all middle and secondary school students in Bermuda, with independent... Read more of this article

Wilson’s Plover Pays Bermuda A Rare Visit

Wilson’s Plover Pays Bermuda A Rare Visit

Bermuda played host to a Wilson’s Plover this weekend according to the Bermuda Audubon Society, marking a rare appearance on the island for the species. A post on social media from the Society said, “A great start to June. There has only been one confirmed sighting of Wilson’s Plover in Bermuda since the 1960s. So this was quite a... Read more of this article

BSOA To Feature “Birds of Bermuda” Exhibit

BSOA To Feature “Birds of Bermuda” Exhibit

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Bermuda Audubon Society, artists are being asked to take part in a special show at the Bermuda Society of Arts featuring the “Birds of Bermuda,” set to open at 5.00pm on Friday, June 6, 2014. A Bermuda longtailA spokesperson said, “Please bring your bird artwork to the gallery by 4.00pm on... Read more of this article

Cahow Spotted Off Coast Of Ireland

Cahow Spotted Off Coast Of Ireland

A relatively rare sight anywhere outside of Bermuda, the Bermuda Petrel – better known as the Cahow – has been known to occasionally make its way to other parts of the Atlantic Ocean, but a report made yesterday [May 19] by Irish birdwatchers shows that the far-ranging bird will occasionally travel even as far north as Europe. A report at... Read more of this article

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


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