The Bermuda Petrel (Pterodroma cahow)

  Photo by Chris Burville

 

Photo by Chris Burville

Commonly referred to as the Cahow, this is Bermuda's National Bird. It is a pelagic seabird, which means it spends most of its life out on the open ocean. They feed on small squid, fish and shrimp. 

The Cahow was believed to be extinct for nearly 300 years until several were found in 1951. Since that time, dedicated conservationists have worked to bring this species back from the brink of extinction.

Learn more about the Cahow Recovery Programme

Photo by LookBermuda

Photo by LookBermuda

  'Somers', the first Cahow chick born on Nonsuch Island since 1620

 

'Somers', the first Cahow chick born on Nonsuch Island since 1620


A short clip of an adult Cahow (Bermuda Petrel) being removed from his burrow for weighing and a check of his identification band. This bird is the father of Somers, the Cahow chick that made headlines in 2009 as the first to be born on Nonsuch Island in over 300 years.


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