BirdTrax: Latest Sightings

Twenty members of the Bermuda Audubon Society counted every bird they could find from dawn to dusk on Dec 29th 2005 as part of a survey of bird populations throughout the Americas. The first count took place in the US 105 years ago as an alternate to a seasonal bird shoot. Now the annual census nvloves thousands of people and adds to our knowledge of changes in bird populations. This year was Bermuda’s 31st count. With good coverage of the island by about ten different groups, it was not surprising that we recorded one of our highest counts – 103 species of birds on the day. Many seabirds remained in Bermuda after being blown here by Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. They included a Magnificent Frigatebird and four Sandwich Terns, both new count day birds, and record numbers of Laughing Gulls and Royal Terns. Also new to the count was a Willet (only the second occasion this shorebird has wintered in Bermuda) and a wren species (probably a Winter Wren). Results of the Bermuda CBC are available to everyone at www.audubon.org/bird/cbc

Longtail in flight Bermuda

Longtails

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Bluebird in flight, worm in mouth, bluebird box

Bluebirds

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Cahow in flight Bermuda

Cahows

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Cockroach Island Bermuda, Audubon Nature Reserve Bermuda

Audubon Nature Reserves

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BHS building Bluebird boxes

Environmental Issues

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Kids' Activities

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

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