Bermuda's Birds

There are 17 permanent resident breeding species of bird in Bermuda. Of these, seven are native and one – the White-eyed Vireo – is an endemic sub-species. There are also two winter visitors that are occasional breeders: American Coots and Pied-billed Grebes.

Three seabird species visit the island to breed. The endangered Bermuda Petrel (Cahow) is endemic and breeds only in Bermuda. The White-tailed Tropicbird (Longtail) is found in other parts of the world also, but Bermuda possibly has the largest breeding population in the Atlantic. The Common Tern has become an increasingly scarce breeder, with only a few pairs visiting each year.

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(Illustrations courtesy of David Wingate)

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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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