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Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:23:12 PM »

2019-01-23 (13) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
Web cam...http://allaboutbirds.org/cahows
I posted this video earlier today... https://youtu.be/zy552ZAXhWY
The female Bermuda Petrel returned to the burrow in the late night hours of January 21 after a week of foraging over the Atlantic Ocean. Watch her arrival spark some loud vocalizations and a long session of tender allopreening. Both birds have remained cuddled up in the burrow, but the male will eventually leave the incubation duties to his mate as he heads out to sea to refuel.

The CahowCam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Nonsuch

We're excited to share a brand new live viewing experience featuring the critically endangered Bermuda Cahow, a kind of gadfly-petrel that nests nowhere in the world except rocky islets off the coast of Bermuda. In the early 1600s, this once-numerous seabird was thought to have gone extinct, driven out of existence by the invasive animals and habitat changes associated with the settlement of the island. In 1951, after nearly 300 years, a single bird was rediscovered, and since then the species has been part of a government-led conservation effort to revive the species.

Much of this conservation work by the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has centered on the creation of manmade burrows to increase nesting habitat, and to create new colonies on larger islands that are more robust to the increasing threats of hurricanes. The Cornell Lab entered into a partnership with the innovative Nonsuch Expeditions, a multimedia and outreach effort centered on Nonsuch Island that is committed to raising awareness and conserving the unique animals and environments on and around Bermuda. They have successfully broadcasted from a cahow burrow in past years, and this year we are working together to create an experience that will blend both live footage from a new camera as well as interaction with DENR Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros during his weekly nest checks throughout the nesting season.

This on-camera pair has been together since 2009, using this same burrow each of those years, and has fledged successfully for the last four years. During the nesting season, the cahows only visit and court under the cover of night, then head out to sea during daylight hours. The pair returned to the island in early-November to court and mate, then will disappear out to sea for the month of December.
You can follow updates and ask questions via the cahow cam's Twitter feed
http://twitter.com/bermudacahowcam
We look forward to learning about this cryptic species alongside you.
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 05:19:24 PM »

2019-01-25 (25) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
Why Is The Female Cahow Shaking Her Head? ? Jan. 25, 2019
https://youtu.be/8lU4RXJmfLU via cornell lab bird cams
Why do we often see the Cahows shake their heads after coming back from a foraging trip?  According to Bermuda Petrel expert Jeremy Madeiros, this is a common behavior among gadfly petrels, who, along with other tubenoses, have salt-excreting glands in their nostrils. By shaking their heads, these birds effectively remove the salt from these glands in the form of briny droplets. This is also why the cahow's bill often looks wet!

The CahowCam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Nonsuch Expeditions. You can watch the cam live at http://allaboutbirds.org/cahows
and learn more about Nonsuch Island's environs (including the cahow) at http://nonsuchisland.com
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 07:18:02 AM »

Recorded this sweet departure of Bermuda Cahow Dad leaving for foraging... preening Mom & goodbye kisses... wait until you see the end she starts calling for him.  They are so in love. :)


https://youtu.be/W07YK-OzZcw via Lori D
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 10:00:57 AM »

Recorded this sweet departure of Bermuda Cahow Dad leaving for foraging... preening Mom & goodbye kisses... wait until you see the end she starts calling for him.  They are so in love. :)
https://youtu.be/W07YK-OzZcw via Lori D

Okay, Lori, now you got me hooked on ANOTHER species!  ;D  They are adorable, and their history is very interesting.  Another success story of a species being saved from extinction by mans' intervention.  Good to see those things rather than how man brings about their demise.  Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story.
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 06:46:28 PM »

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‏ 16:01 2/11 A big yawn from the male Cahow. He's been on solo incubation duty for a week now. It is not uncommon for one bird to be on duty for 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 07:52:51 PM »

Look who's back!!!  Gone 13 days to forage. Welcome home Mom!

Bermuda Cahow nest... 20:08 2/17 And she's back! The female (right) has returned from her foraging journey and is ready to take over incubation duties from the male.
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 07:59:04 AM »

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3/2/2019 Welcome to hatch watch. Cahow eggs typically hatch between 51 and 55 days after they are laid. This egg was laid on January 10 and today is day 51.
2019-02-04 (4) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 11:12:39 AM »

Thanks for the update.  Can't wait to see these lil cute babies.   :)

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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 09:17:50 AM »

Hatch news!  Finally, I was starting to worry  ::)

First look at the newly hatched Cahow chick (3/9/19)
https://youtu.be/qIz3is-QqUU via ME Lambright
We've been hearing the chick but this is our first look at it. As the adult Cahow moves around a bit, the fluffy gray head and tiny bill come in to view. The chick is quickly hidden under the adult's wing but manages to poke its beak out again near the end of this clip. Watch the action live from Nonsuch Island, Bermuda at http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/53/Bermuda_Cahows/
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 11:27:15 AM »


Female Cahow meets her 2-day old chick for the first time 3/11/19
https://youtu.be/Fnw4v1GhsRs via me lambright
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 05:12:55 PM »

BERMUDA CAHOW BABY

Jeremy Madeiros Makes Quick Health Check On cahow Cam 2 Chick ? Mar. 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/fBP51totdRU VIA CORNELL LAB BIRD CAMS
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 05:27:02 PM »

Awww, Lori, so adorable!

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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 09:27:47 AM »


Cahow Chick Makes "Nestorations" On Morning After Feeding ? April 10, 2019
https://youtu.be/9Hlg96VL9Qs via cornell lab bird cams
After a 1.5?hour feeding visit from one of its parents last night, the ever-growing ball of fluff in the Cahow cam 2 burrow tends to some "nestorations" on the morning of April 10.
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 03:39:24 PM »

Bermuda Petrel Family fuzzy chick :)

Family Reunion In Bermuda Petrel Nesting Burrow ? May 20, 2019
https://youtu.be/KvLuRjHILkg via cornell lab bird cams
Both adult Bermuda Petrels arrived for a short overnight reunion with their chick in their artificial nesting burrow on Nonsuch Island, Bermuda. Cahows nest in underground burrows or deep rock crevices, and only nests deep enough to be completely dark are chosen. 80% of all cahows now nest in artificial concrete nest burrows constructed for them as part of the Cahow Recovery Program
Pic I took from March 12th...
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Re: Bermuda Petrels Cahow Cam
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2019, 04:39:18 PM »

Nest updates by Lori...
Bermuda Cahow Chick
2019-06-16 (14) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
March 20 2019


Cahow Chick Cedar Spends Night Outside The Burrow ? June 6, 2019
https://youtu.be/FYjJH4mMHvQ via cornell lab bird cams
"Cedar" the Bermuda Petrel chick spent last night outside of the nesting burrow again. As they prepare for fledging, cahow chicks will spend their nights going for walkabouts and exercising their wings?which stretch 3 feet across?in the open air. Will tonight be the night?
Nest Check For Cahow Chick "Cedar" Just Prior to Fledging From Nonsuch Island ? June 6, 2019
https://youtu.be/Mwkh_8dfz6o via cornell lab bird cam
Join Bermuda Petrel expert Jeremy Madeiros as he conducts what may be the last health check on the Cahow cam star chick "Cedar." Jeremy reports that Cedar is at an ideal weight for fledging, but he also notes that there may be one more night of growing to do before the endangered seabird is ready to set off for its first flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Listen in for an update on the record-breaking year for the Bermuda Petrel breeding population.


White-tailed Tropicbirds Fly By Ocean View Cahow Cam ? June 4, 2019
https://youtu.be/v3wEauc3Ulw via cornell lab bird cams
Have you had a moment of zen today? Sit back and watch the Cahow cam's new ocean view of Nonsuch Island and enjoy the White-tailed Tropicbirds as they zip over the incoming waves of the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean.
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