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Longtail Hatching Seen Live On New Webcam

Longtail Hatching Seen Live On New Webcam

Nonsuch Expeditions, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources teams said they are proud to announce the arrival of their latest ‘cam chick,’ a baby Longtail, also called a White tailed Tropicbird, which hatched during the afternoon of April 23rd. Below is a photo of the first time that the chick... Read more of this article

Longtail Chick Expected To Hatch For Easter

Longtail Chick Expected To Hatch For Easter

After seven successful seasons running the CahowCam, the Nonsuch Expeditions Team is launching an additional TropicBird/LongTail Cam, and they said that a chick is expected to hatch just in time for Easter. Jean-Pierre Rouja, the Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader, said: “This camera located in one of the artificial burrows above the stairs on the... Read more of this article

Longtails Have Been Spotted At Trunk Island

Longtails Have Been Spotted At Trunk Island

On Saturday 16th February, Trevor Rawson, Trunk Island Officer, spotted 4 holes along the coast of Trunk Island occupied with longtails, as well as 6 different longtails courting in the air above the island. These sightings were the first to be spotted by Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] staff in Harrington Sound this season. “I’ve been anticipating... Read more of this article

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