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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

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

A local photographer recently captured images of longtails nesting in Bermuda’s cliffs, with the graceful birds spotted at Horseshoe Bay. Speaking previously, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson said, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February, but the majority do not return until March or April.... Read more of this article

Longtails Spotted Off Spittal Pond, Church Bay

Longtails Spotted Off Spittal Pond, Church Bay

The first Longtails of the year are back, according to President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson, who said that Audubon member Keith Rossiter spotted two off Spittal Pond, and also noted they were seen off Church Bay.Speaking previously, Mr. Dobson said: “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February but... 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

Crows Threatening Bermuda Longtail Population

Crows Threatening Bermuda Longtail Population

The Department of Conservation Services said they have become “increasingly concerned about the impact that crows are having on Bermuda’s iconic Longtail.” The American Crow is a large, all-black bird with a long, heavy bill and fan-shaped tail, which is easily recognizable and a fairly common bird in Bermuda.“It is not native to Bermuda,... Read more of this article

BAMZ Releases Ten Rehabilitated Longtails

BAMZ Releases Ten Rehabilitated Longtails

Since July, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has had 15 longtails brought in for rehabilitation, thanks to calls from the public, including three adults and 12 chicks. To date, 10 have already been released, and one will be released soon.“Most were found out on the water or washed up on beaches with broken or damaged wings, or... Read more of this article

BAMZ Advises Of Potential Longtail Strandings

BAMZ Advises Of Potential Longtail Strandings

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] today advised that Longtail chicks may be found stranded during the months of August and September. During the summer boating season more people get out on the water and come across longtails they believe are in trouble. As a result, BAMZ often receives chicks from members of the public that have been found... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: Rehabilitated Longtail Released

Video/Photos: Rehabilitated Longtail Released

After being treated at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ], a rehabilitated longtail was released back into the wild yesterday [Sept 21]. Under the watchful eye of Dr Ian Walker and Lynn Thorne who overseas bird rehabilitation, the longtail was released from a rooftop into the Harrington Sound area. Wind conditions were monitored in advance,... Read more of this article

Report On Longtail Breeding Success

Report On Longtail Breeding Success

The single biggest threat to Bermuda’s emblematic Longtail — or White-tailed Tropicbird — is the destruction of hundreds of coastal nests by high waves and erosion during hurricanes. So in recent years Bermuda’s Conservation Department embarked on a programme to install artificial nests in areas where large numbers of nests... Read more of this article

Longtails Return Early This Year

Longtails Return Early This Year

Bermuda’s winged heralds of spring have arrived early this year. Unseasonably mild weather in the last week of January encouraged a few Longtails to return much earlier than usual, with birds seen off Coney Island and Spittal Pond. Andrew Dobson, president of the Bermuda Audubon Society, said, “The White-tailed Tropicbird — or ‘Longtail... Read more of this article

Bermuda Longtail Numbers Soar

Bermuda Longtail Numbers Soar

Conservation officer Jeremy Madeiros says with continued protection and management, the future now looks bright for the Bermuda Longtail — the island’s traditional herald of spring. Writing in the Bermuda Audubon Society’s winter newsletter, he says a longterm artificial nest programme has helped to boost numbers of the Bermuda Longtail... Read more of this article

Coney Island: Longtail Burrows Down

Coney Island: Longtail Burrows Down

Scores of Longtails return to our shores each summer, with some finding their cliff nesting sites have been lost due to property developments and structural changes due to severe storms. Undeterred, one Longtail made himself quite comfortable hidden away at Coney Island this past weekend. The photo below was captured this past Saturday [Aug.6] by photographer... Read more of this article

First Longtail of Spring Spotted on South Shore

First Longtail of Spring Spotted on South Shore

The return to fine weather has encouraged the first longtail to return to Bermuda this spring. Andrew Dobson, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society noticed one flying along South Shore early yesterday morning [Feb 3] near Church Bay.He commented, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February but the majority do not... Read more of this article