Cahow Portraits from Nonsuch Island Translocation Colony A | by Jean-Pierre Rouja
"As of today (Bermuda Day), I can confirm the first Cahow chick having fledged from this record breaking season (the B4 chick on Inner Pear Rock), and the number of chicks stands at 71, ten more than last year's (2017) number of 61 chicks. The total number of breeding pairs stands at 124, with 18 pairs on Nonsuch Island. What is particularly exciting is the record number of about 15 newly establishing pairs, most of which should produce their first eggs and come on-line as breeding pairs next season in 2019. Hopefully, about 5 of these new pairs should start breeding on Nonsuch Island, bringing the numbers of breeding pairs up to 23 or so pairs. Hopefully, I will be able to build additional artificial nest burrows on Nonsuch and the other nesting islets, in order to keep up with the now steadily increasing (but still small) population."
Jeremy Madeiros, Senior Conservation Officer (Terrestrial), Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, BERMUDA
Cahow Portraits from Nonsuch Island Translocation Colony A by Jean-Pierre Rouja for the Nonsuch Expeditions