BirdTrax: Latest Sightings

An Eared Grebe, the first record for Bermuda, was found at Spittal Pond 10 Aug-12 Sep (EA). A Horned Grebe was in Castle Harbour 1 Feb-15 Mar (DW). A Sooty Shearwater in Castle Harbour 2 Aug was the earliest fall record (DBW). A Magnificent Frigatebird was at Watford Bridge 19 Nov. A Great Egret in Devonshire Marsh 20 Aug was the earliest fall record. A White Ibis was seen at Great Head Park and later Devonshire Marsh 18 Aug (the third fall record- DBW). An American Black Duck at Spittal Pond 7 Sep was the earliest fall record by 23 days. A Eurasian Teal summered on Nonsuch Island/Mid-Ocean G.C. (DBW). A Surf Scoter was on Spittal Pond, Smiths 12-16 Feb then found dead (PS). A Eurasian Wigeon was at Lovers Lake/Jubilee Road 13 Feb. A Purple Gallinule was on Marsh Lane 9-22 May. A Pacific Golden-Plover, the first record for Bermuda, was on Bermuda Airport 25 Jan-10 May (DBW, SDS). An American Avocet was on Riddell’s Bay/Mid-Ocean golf courses 29 Oct 1995 to 9 May 1996. A Black-necked Stilt was on Spittal Pond 14 Apr-6 May. A Eurasian Whimbrel was at the Airport 26 Oct. A Hudsonian Godwit was at Mid-Ocean G.C. 17 Sep and two birds were at the Airport later in the month. A Ruff was at Marsh Lane 8-13 Apr and another at the Airport 16 Aug was the earliest fall record. A Wilson’s Phalarope was on Spittal Pond 18-21 May. A South Polar Skua was over Nonsuch Island 24 May (DBW). An Iceland Gull was seen 2 Feb. A Brown Noddy was in St. Georges Harbour 11 Oct. The earliest fall record but it died in captivity at BAMZ. Four Saw-whet Owls were recorded in Nov and Dec (reflecting a well observed movement in North America). A possible Pallid Swift 22 May needed photographic documentation to be accepted as Bermuda’s and North America’s first record (EA). A Western Kingbird was in the Arboretum 9-23 Mar. A Red-breasted Nuthatch wintered in Jenningsland, Smiths 95/96. A Brown Thrasher was discovered on Paget Island 7-8Oct (AD). A Horned Lark at Tudor Hill 18 Oct was the joint earliest fall record. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Jenningsland 16 Sep was the earliest fall record by 19 days. A Northern Wheatear at Port Royal G.C. 14 Sep was the earliest fall record by 5 days (AD). A record count of over 50 Red-eyed Vireos was made on 3 Oct. A Townsend’s Warbler was on Port Royal G.C., Southampton 2 Oct and Ferry Point Park 8 Oct. A record count of 12 Scarlet Tanagers was made on 3 Oct. A Clay-coloured Sparrow (tenth record for Bermuda) was at the Heydon Estate 3 Oct. A Lark Sparrow, the second record for Bermuda, was found at Tudor Hill, Southampton 18 Oct (JM). A Purple Finch was on Morgan’s Point 12 Nov. An Orchard Oriole was at St. Georges G.C. 11 Aug, the earliest fall record (DBW).

Observers: Eric Amos, Steven DeSilva, Andrew Dobson, Jeremy Madeiros, Penny Soares, David Wallace, Paul Watson, David Wingate.

Longtail in flight Bermuda


View more
Bluebird in flight, worm in mouth, bluebird box


View more
Cahow in flight Bermuda


View more
Cockroach Island Bermuda, Audubon Nature Reserve Bermuda

Audubon Nature Reserves

View more
BHS building Bluebird boxes

Environmental Issues

View more
Kids' Activities

Kids' Activities

View more

Friends & Sponsors

Please share this page:


Photos courtesy of Andrew Dobson, Paul Watson, Chris Burville, Ras Mykkal, Jennifer Gray, Rosalind Wingate, Rick Slaughter and others.

Get in Touch!

Telephone: (441) 238-8628



The Bermuda Audubon Society
P.O. Box HM 1328
Hamilton HM FX