Seymour’s Pond
2.84 acres, Barnes Corner, Middle Road, Southampton
Part purchased 1963, part gift from the Masters Estate, 1988
Public access, nature trail, interpretive signs and bird hide

This beautiful pond, surrounded by woodland, is an excellent place for birdwatching.

Backed by a densely wooded hillside and flanked by protected farmland, the pond is connected by underground caves to Little Sound and is slightly brackish. It supports a healthy population of the endemic Bermuda Killifishandprovides a rich feeding ground for many species of migratory waterfowl including Canada geese, ducks, herons and egrets. Moorhens, coots and pied-billed grebes have all been known to breed here. It is also an amphibian study site.

In the early 20th century the eastern third of the original pond was filled with garbage. Encroachment by Sheathed Paspalum grass and Brazil Pepper further reduced the area of open water. In 2011 Bermuda Audubon Society re-excavated the pond verges and the garbage-filled eastern end, leaving a small island for waterfowl to nest on safely. Native woodland restoration is ongoing within the reserve.

Seymour’s Pond was the Audubon Society’s first nature reserve acquisition, with the funds raised through public donations.

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