2021 Bermuda Cahow Chick Fledges Out To Sea

June 7, 2021
Watch the CahowCam2 Chick fledge on the night of June 5.

Did you hear the big news? The female chick from the CahowCam 2 nesting burrow fledged on June 5 at 10:43 P.M. Watch the chick’s final minutes on the island as she exits the nesting burrow one last time, practices flapping her wings, and effortlessly rises out of frame and into the skies over the Atlantic Ocean!

The CahowCam 2 chick’s first flight comes 88 days after hatching. She will now spend the next 4–6 years at sea before she matures and returns to Bermuda to find a mate and breed. Thanks for watching and learning with us over the 2021 Bermuda Cahow cam season. We are excited to welcome another new fledgling into the growing world population of Bermuda Petrels—a species once thought to be extinct for more than 300 years.

We’d like to thank our partners at Nonsuch Expeditions – Bermuda for helping us share this intimate view into the lives of one of the world’s most endangered seabirds.

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