After Bermuda petrel, Leach’s petrel, crabs at nest

This video from a burrow in Bermuda, where a young endangered Bermuda petrel aka cahow fledged recently, says about itself:

Leach’s Storm Petrel Invaded by Two Land Crabs – July 3, 2017

7 July 2017

Nonsuch Island‘s misguided Leach’s Storm Petrel was invaded by two land crabs earlier in the week. Watch the crabs make circles around the unwavering bird before leaving the burrow. This is the second year in a row that Leach’s Storm Petrel has taken residence in the Cahow cam burrow after the on-cam chick has fledged. Assuming this is the same bird that visited the empty Cahow cam burrow in 2016—nicknamed “Stormy”—it is the first Leach’s Storm Petrel to have ever been documented nesting in Bermuda!

The CahowCam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Nonsuch Expeditions. You can watch the cam live here, and learn more about Nonsuch Island’s environs (including the cahow) here.

We’re excited to share a brand new live viewing experience featuring the critically endangered Bermuda Cahow, a kind of gadfly-petrel that nests nowhere in the world except rocky islets off the coast of Bermuda. In the early 1600s, this once-numerous seabird was thought to have gone extinct, driven out of existence by the invasive animals and habitat changes associated with the settlement of the island. In 1951, after nearly 300 years, a single bird was rediscovered, and since then the species has been part of a government-led conservation effort to revive the species.

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