If you can catch the bird, put it in a cardboard box lined with newspaper to keep it quiet and safe from cats. Do not give it food or water. The Aquarium (tel: 293-2727) will take injured wild birds and rehabilitate them if possible. If the Aquarium cannot help, Audubon may be able to arrange for care of an injured bird with a trained wild bird rehabber, if it is not an invasive pest species (starling, kiskadee, sparrow, pigeon, feral chicken).

About Us FAQ 2 (Juvenile Bluebird)

If the bird has feathers and can fly short distances, it has probably just left the nest; the parent birds are likely still around and will be looking after it until it can fend for itself. Shut any cats or dogs indoors and if necessary place the baby bird up in bushes or on a tree branch where you first found it, out of harm’s way from predators. For more information, click here.

If, after observing carefully for a few hours, you are sure the baby bird needs help, and it is not an invasive pest species (starling, kiskadee, sparrow, pigeon, feral chicken) follow the directions above for an injured bird.

If you find a baby Longtail (see photo below) out of its burrow on the ground or on the sea, put it gently in a cardboard box (using a towel to protect your hands) and take it to the Aquarium (tel: 293 2727). NEVER remove a baby longtail from its burrow.  The chicks are left alone for long periods while the parent birds fly out to sea for food and it has not been abandoned.

 About Us FAQ 1 Baby Longtail

See Places to Birdwatch and also Birding by Season, which will guide you to the best spots depending on the time of your visit. The best individual bird site is Spittal Pond, which you can visit by yourself or take a scheduled tour with a Park Ranger on Fridays – check with the Parks Department when you are here: tel. 236-4201.

This might be possible with enough notice, although most of the birders on the island have full-time jobs. Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any of the North American field guides cover all the birds commonly occurring in Bermuda.

ADobson med ‘A Birdwatching Guide to Bermuda’ by Andrew Dobson, published by Arlequin Press in April 2002, provides you with just about all the information you could possibly want. It is no longer in print, but copies are still available through the American Birding Association, some natural history bookstores, through Amazon and at the Bermuda National Library. 

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The Bermuda Petrel (Cahow) is a nocturnal breeding species. You are unlikely to see one, although more and more sightings of this endangered species are being made from land, looking off-shore.

Conservation Cahows 4

White-tailed Tropicbird (Longtail) is present from March to September.

European Goldfinch and Great Kiskadee are abundant residents.

Yes. The Bermuda Petrel (Cahow). Also, the resident White-eyed Vireo is an endemic sub-species.

The Bermuda Skink or Rock Lizard is a scarce endemic reptile:

About Us FAQ Endemic Bermuda Rock Lizard  (Skink)

There are no snakes in Bermuda. The most dangerous things you are likely to encounter are: Portuguese-Man-of-War (especially in winter and spring on the beaches); Fire Coral (if you go snorkeling); and poison ivy (if you stray from footpaths).

Portuguese Man of War
Portuguese Man-of-War

No. Nor is there any charge to visit nature reserves belonging to the Bermuda Audubon Society or other organizations in Bermuda. To protect the fauna and flora, there is restricted access to some reserves.

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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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