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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

Cub Scouts Deliver Injured Longtail To Safety

Cub Scouts Deliver Injured Longtail To Safety

This past weekend an injured longtail was rescued and safely delivered to the Bermuda Aquarium courtesy of a group of Cub Scouts who discovered the injured bird while camping on Long Island. The longtail was found by one of the Cub Scouts [aged 8-11] on the beach area unable to move. The Scout alerted an adult, and removed his shirt to use it to make... Read more of this article