Yellow-crowned night-heron in Bermuda


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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Passes By Cahow Cam On Nonsuch Island, Bermuda – June 24, 2020

This Yellow-crowned Night-Heron lives up to its name while passing by the cahow burrow entrance in the early morning hours of June 24. Yellow-crowned Night-herons were introduced to Bermuda in the 1970s to help control a land crab population which had exploded following the extinction of the endemic Bermuda Night-Heron in the 1600s following human colonization.

Both the 2017-2018 cam burrow and the original 2013-2014 burrow are visible, as well as this above-ground view of Nonsuch Island (where the cams are based).

Bermuda petrel chick fledging soon


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Cahow Chick “Zephyr” Looks Ready To Fledge – June 8, 2020

Zephyr, CahowCam2’s star chick, is now at 92 days post-hatch and could be ready to take its first flight tonight! Watch it preen away in the nesting burrow on June 8. Could the young Bermuda Petrel be making sure its feathers are primped, preened, and ready for liftoff? Find out by watching live!

Bermuda skink at empty Bermuda petrel nest


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Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Cam 1 Burrow – May 29, 2020

A Bermuda skink slinks into the recently fledged cahow chick‘s nesting burrow on the afternoon of May 29. Historically, these critically endangered skinks have a long-standing, important relationship with the cahows as they help keep the nests clean.

Rare young Bermuda petrel fledges, video


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Bermuda Cahow Chick Fledges Overnight! | Nonsuch Expeditions | Cornell Lab – May 25, 2020

Fledge alert from Nonsuch Island, Bermuda! This weekend brought cause for celebration for everyone following the Bermuda Cahow cams this year. At 2:03 AM on May 25, the 87-day-old chick “Nemo” from the CahowCam1 burrow fledged!

Watch highlights of the chick in the hours leading up to liftoff. The chick starts off by testing its wings with some rapid flapping before it begins exploring the area outside of the nesting tunnel’s entrance. Stay until the end to see the young petrel make a confident flight towards open water. Now that the chick has fledged, it will spend the next 3-6 years at sea before returning to its breeding grounds in search of a mate.

White-tailed tropicbird feeds youngster


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Adult Tropicbird Feeds, Broods Sleepy Nestling – May 15, 2020

Who’s up for a mid-nap snack? Watch the White-tailed Tropicbird chick wake up to a short preening session and meal from the adult. Both adult birds attend to parenting duties over the course of the nestling period. After the first couple of weeks, the chick will be left alone at the nest more often as the parents forage for food over the open ocean.

Rare Bermuda petrel chick growing up well


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Cahow Chick Returns To Nesting Burrow After Exploring Tunnel – May 7, 2020

Watch the CahowCam1 chick return from exploring the nesting burrow tunnel and get up close and personal with the cam. The 69-day-old chick, now resembling a mop, continues to look robust and healthy thanks to plenty of attention from its parents in the form of overnight feeding visits. Only one month remains until this Bermuda Petrel chick will be ready to set out to sea and begin a life of independence.

Rare Bermuda petrels feed their chick


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1-Week-Old Cahow Chick Gets Fed By Parent In Nesting Burrow – March 6, 2020

The 1-week-old cahow chick reunited with one of its parents last night for a long, 6-hour bout of feeding, cuddling, and “nestorations”. Watch highlights from the adult’s visit in this clip from CahowCam1.

Rare Bermuda petrel chick born


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4-day-old Cahow Chick Flaps Wing Nubs, Pokes Around Nest – March 3, 2020

At 4 days old, the Bermuda Cahow chick is already spending time in the nest alone as its parents search for food in the Atlantic Ocean. What does a nestling do with all that down time? Let’s try working out those wing nubs and sprucing up the place with some rearrangements.

Bermuda petrels take turns on newly-laid egg


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The female Cahow returned to the nest burrow around 2AM on January 10th, and nearly an hour later settled in to lay her egg. The male was waiting for her when she arrived and the pair spent that hour preening and making adjustments to the nest prior to the egg’s arrival.

The adults will take turns incubating for the next 53-55 days till the egg hatches in late February/early March.

This 10 January 2020 video says about itself:

Bermuda Petrel Adults Switch Off Newly-laid Egg | Nonsuch Expeditions | Cornell Lab

Everything happens quickly at the start of the Bermuda Cahow‘s nesting season! The female returned around 2AM and about an hour later had laid an egg! This clip is from later in the night, as they switch off incubation duties around 5:20 AM.