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Bermuda Cahows on Nonsuch Island!


Peer into the nesting burrow of a rare and endangered seabird with the help of our partners at Nonsuch Expeditions.

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January 24, 2017

Winter Wonderland on the Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam

We woke up to a snowy surprise in Sapsucker Woods this morning, and the birds were busy looking for seed. This morning's visitors include a handful of Northern Cardinals and a photo-bombing American Tree Sparrow.  

January 23, 2017

Why Do Bermuda Petrels Shake Their Heads?

Some viewers have been wondering why the Bermuda Petrel (aka cahow) often shakes its head when sitting on the nest. According to Jeremy Medeiros, Bermuda Petrel expert and senior terrestrial conservation officer for the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources, this is a common behavior among gadfly petrels. These birds have salt-excreting glands in their nostrils, and shaking the head helps them remove the salt from these glands in the form of briny droplets. This is also why the cahow's bill often looks wet! 

January 23, 2017

Drove of Redpolls Interrupted by Pine Grosbeak

Watch as a party-crashing Pine Grosbeak drives off a drove of Redpolls!