Tag: Birds

Audubon President To Lecture On Bermuda Birds

Audubon President To Lecture On Bermuda Birds

In celebration of the Bermuda Audubon Society’s 60th anniversary, Audubon Society President Andrew Dobson will deliver an illustrated lecture on the birds in Bermuda on Thursday, January 23 at 7.40pm. The promo flyer said, “Bermuda has one of the largest bird lists compared to those of Caribbean islands. Andrew Dobson has been recording... Read more of this article

2012/13 Cahow Recovery Programme Report

2012/13 Cahow Recovery Programme Report

The Department of Conservation Services has released its Cahow Recovery Program 2012-2013 Breeding Season Report, one of the many efforts made by the Department to educate the public on the steps being taken to protect the Cahow, given its critically endangered status. The report’s executive summary says, “The Cahow Recovery Program is a... Read more of this article

Wood Duck Spotted At Somerset Nature Reserve

Wood Duck Spotted At Somerset Nature Reserve

A Wood Ducks — one of the more colourful of the species — was spotted at the Somerset Long Bay nature reserve on Boxing Day by Bermuda Audubon Society President Andrew Dobson. The Society said that the ducks are present in small numbers in Bermuda in most winters, and called them “the most stunning of ducks” who appear to “have... Read more of this article

Snowy Owl Discovered Dead In Dockyard

Snowy Owl Discovered Dead In Dockyard

[Updated: Dr David Wingate said the owl, who was seen alive yesterday in Dockyard, has died. It was discovered dead this morning laying under a perch in Dockyard. Dr Wingate said it will be properly autopsied. A preliminary examination showed the bird is not emaciated, so he suspects it might be a victim of “secondary poisoning” from eating rats... Read more of this article

Snowy Owl Spotted Perched On Bermuda Roof

Snowy Owl Spotted Perched On Bermuda Roof

A Snowy Owl was seen by a group of Rubis workers on Thursday on top of an oil storage tank, and it was later found on a house roof near Gibbs Hill lighthouse by Tim Brewer, and photographed by Andrew Dobson. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page asked people to continue to report sightings, and noted: “There have only been... Read more of this article

Photos: Caspian Tern Bird Sighted In Dockyard

Photos: Caspian Tern Bird Sighted In Dockyard

A local birdwatcher recently spotted a Caspian Tern at Dockyard, making for an unlikely bird sighting in Bermuda. Lynn Thorne was lucky enough to have a camera on hand at the time of the sighting, leaving her able to snap several photographs and of the rare visitor. According to the Cornell University-created allaboutbirds.org, “as large as a... Read more of this article

Endangered “Piping Plover” Spotted In Bermuda

Endangered “Piping Plover” Spotted In Bermuda

The Piping Plover — an endangered species — isn’t a bird often seen around, however one made a rare appearance at the east end of the island a few days ago. These small, stocky shorebirds are migratory birds, and according to Audobon.org, “These birds are on the brink, with only 8,000 adults left.” Bermuda Audubon Society... Read more of this article

Delta Boston Flight Cancelled Due To Bird Strike

Delta Boston Flight Cancelled Due To Bird Strike

Delta’s flight #561 from Boston to Bermuda experienced a bird strike while landing this morning [Oct 24] and the return flight which was scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled.An airport spokesperson said, “The Department of Airport Operations can confirm that Delta flight 561 from Boston did encounter a bird strike upon landing.... Read more of this article

Cahow Man To Share Living Museum Project

Cahow Man To Share Living Museum Project

Later today [Oct 10], the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce will present an evening with Jeremy Madeiros and JP Rouja titled Cahow Man…Cahow Cam, giving those in attendance the opportunity to learn about the ongoing Living Museum project taking place on Nonsuch Island, with a specific look at the... Read more of this article

7 Year Old Boy Rescues Longtail In Distress

7 Year Old Boy Rescues Longtail In Distress

[Updated] An injured Longtail was taken to safety thanks to a sharp eyed 7-year-old boy who spotted the bird at Horseshoe Bay on Sunday. Northlands Primary student Oliver Verster noticed the Longtail in difficulty, and brought it to the attention of the lifeguards. Lifeguard Kainoa Simmons retrieved the bird, and placed it in a large bucket with plans... Read more of this article


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