BUEI Talks: ‘A Big Year For Birds In Bermuda’

February 6, 2024 | 3 Comments

In collaboration with the Bermuda Audubon Society, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will host the BUEI Talk: ‘2023: A Big Year for Birds in Bermuda’ presented by Dr. Miguel Mejias on Thursday, February 8th at 7:30pm at the Tradewinds Auditorium

A spokesperson said, “During his informative talk, Dr. Mejias will present his favourite birding highlights of 2023 where his goal was to record at least 200 bird species in Bermuda in a single year, a mission fondly known to the birding world as a “Big Year.” Not only will he showcase both resident and migratory species of Bermuda, but he will also give insight into birdwatching culture, the art of finding birds, and the importance of documenting and reporting unusual species. ¬

“Dr. Mejias is a Bermudian Ornithologist, Naturalist, and Conservationist. He began as an apprentice to Dr. David Wingate, who inspired him to pursue a career in Ornithology and Conservation, particularly, in Bermuda.

“As part of his M.Sc. research, he used tiny geo-locators to track the wintering whereabouts of post-breeding White-tailed Tropicbirds [Phaethon lepturus catesbyi] or “Longtails.” His doctoral work shifted to songbirds, where he studied the singing and breeding behaviour of the Bermuda White-eyed Vireo [Vireo griseus bermudianus] or “Chick-of-the-Village.”

“Dr. Mejias was awarded both his M.Sc. and PhD. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and currently serves as a committee member on both the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda Zoological Society Trunk Island Living Classroom, through the Bermuda Zoological Society.

“Tickets for BUEI Talks are $20 for members and $25 for non-members and $10 for students with a valid ID. Visit www.BUEI.org to learn more about this talk and purchase your tickets! Tickets can also be purchased via P-Tix by visiting www.PTIX.bm, by visiting our Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phoning 294-0204.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    What is Dr. Mejias’ position on the impact of Bermuda’s proposed bird-chopping chum producing, I mean, saving the planet offshore wind farm? When will the Bermuda Audubon Society issue a public statement on the wind farm? America’s National Audubon Society says it is OK to chop up billions of birds (including endangered species) and bats because the planet is being saved. Does the Bermuda Audubon Society take the same position?

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Settle down. Greenrock has been silent on its plans for building on off-shore wind farm.

      • Hilarious! says:

        Greenrock is too broke from the top down to even buy a share in any company looking to build an offshore wind farm. Although Greenock’s & Government’s hired consultant’s recommendations are polar people are working behind the scenes to convince the Government to save the planet.

        The Government is still working with consultants to spend about $4 million of our tax dollars to “derisk” a project doomed for failure. Any responsible politician would have fired moving forward after the last consulting report. But hey, the funding is not coming out of their pockets.

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