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Long Live the Longtails!

Each February, March, I feel a frisson of anxiety: What if the longtails don’t come back? How could we possibly enjoy our summers without them? It’s a ridiculous worry, really. Every year these white-tailed tropic birds, with their distinctive forked tail feathers, black markings and yellow bills, are our reliable harbingers of spring. Back they come to nest in the natural crevices carved into our cliffs or into the artificial burrows the Bermuda Audubon Society has created for them. We…


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Bermuda Beasts: Chick-of-the-Village

Bermuda is home to two endemic bird species: the Chick-of-the-Village (Vireo griseus Bermudianus) and the Bermuda Petrel or Cahow. Here are 6 facts on the lesser-known Chick-of-the-Village!   1. The Bermuda White-Eyed Vireo (Chick-of-the-Village) is a subspecies of the mainland…


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Bermuda Beasts: Hogfish

A well-known Bermudian specialty is the Hogfish (Lachnolaminus maximus). These beautiful creatures habit our waters and are valued as a delicacy. Here are seven interesting facts about Hogfish: 1. Hogfish can be found inshore and in shallow waters. They love…


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Bermuda Beasts: Eastern Bluebird

One of the most commonly spotted birds of Bermuda is the Eastern Bluebird. Blue in color and small in stature, bluebirds are expert nest builders and territorial when it comes to protecting their homes. Here are 5 other facts about…


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Bermuda Beasts: Pilot Whale

With the news of a deceased baby pilot whale having been found at Devonshire Dock in the last week, we set to discover more about the pilot whale species. Here are 5facts about pilot whales we're betting you don't already…

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Building Bridges & Connecting the Community

Bridges aren’t built simply to join two separate pieces of land; they are built to connect the people that use them. That connection works to unite separate communities, expand boundaries and allow access to formerly inaccessible areas. With that theme…