White-tailed Tropicbird Cam Timeline
June 11, 2020
Review the main events, including nesting cycle milestones and other noteworthy incidents, in this historical timeline of the White-tailed Tropicbird cam.
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Nesting Cycle Dates & Information
|Year||Egg #||Lay Date||Hatch Date||Fledge Date||Chick Name|
|2020||1||~April 28||July 6|
|2019||1||~ March 15||April 23||July 1||Pig Pen|
2020 Season Timeline
July 7, 2020: White-tailed Tropicbird Chick Fledges
Get one last look at the White-tailed Tropicbird chick before it leaves the nesting cavity and takes its first flight. On July 6 at 10:25 AM, the chick spent one final moment in front of the cam before fledging. Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros was there to witness the first flight, and he reports that the young tropicbird looked strong and confident as it took wing out toward the open Atlantic Ocean.
May 15, 2020: White-tailed Tropicbird Cam Returns For 2020
The White-tailed Tropicbird cam is back for the 2020 breeding season! This year’s chick hatched on April 28 or 29, and it is one of the earliest hatchings recorded by Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros in his 14-year history tracking these birds.
2019 Season Timeline
July 1, 2019: White-tailed Tropicbird Fledges From Nonsuch Island
After exploring the burrow this morning and occasionally peering outside, the White-tailed Tropicbird has fledged! Watch “Pig Pen” move around the burrow and flap its wings before finally taking the plunge into the world outside. Happy fishing and good luck out there young one!
June 12, 2019: White-tailed Tropicbird Gets A Leg Band
Take a trip to Nonsuch Island, Bermuda, and join Jeremy Madeiros as he bands the White-tailed Tropicbird chick during a health check. Thanks to our partners at Nonsuch Expeditions for this look outside the nest.
April 23, 2019: White-tailed Tropicbird Chick Hatches
The White-tailed Tropicbird chick has hatched! Get the first glimpse at the damp, downy chick as it flops into view from underneath its attentive parent. The adults will continue to brood the chick for a short period after hatching. After that, the young tropicbird will be left unattended except for feeding events.
March 31, 2019: White-tailed Tropicbird Cam Launches From Nonsuch Island
Bermuda seabird expert Jeremy Madeiros introduces us to the subject of a new cam on Nonsuch Island: the White-tailed Tropicbird. We get an up-close look at an adult tropicbird and the environment around the nest cam site. Thanks to Nonsuch Expeditions for the video!
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