2016 CahowCam LIVE Broadcast
The LIVE CahowCam LiveStream will play above. Please Note: We are broadcasting LIVE HD video from an underground nesting burrow on an island, using custom built cameras and military grade infrared lights, using solar power and transmitting via wireless internet under challenging conditions so the video stream may be interrupted from time to time. For alternate video please see archived highlights below.
Hello World! March 6th 1:08 am, 2016, Cahow chick hatches with several hundred faithful CahowCam viewers watching! Replay the hatching event and follow other highlights below (This is infrared CahowCam footage after processing).
Keep watching and please LIKE / SHARE this page. The week of the hatching, this page / event maintained 6000+ viewers and served 100,000+ minutes of streaming video!
2016 Nesting Season Highlights
We began our coverage of the 2016 nesting season by documenting for the first time ever the courting and mating behaviors that took place this past October & November of 2015 (see highlights below). This culminated in the laying of a single egg on January 16th, which hatched in the beginning of March. Please subscribe to our Newsletter selecting the alert option to receive updates throughout the season.
Below are updates in ascending order, please check back!
May 5th jeremy madeiros – The chick was not visited last night, 5 days since last feeding visit; wt was 300 gm on Wed. (wing chord 145mm) Strong weather front approaching with winds over 40 knots forecast this afternoon & Fri.
March 6th 1:08 AM
After a very long hatching period, another Cahow, one of the world's rarest seabirds, entered the world at 1.08am Sunday morning March 6th ("dimpling" cracks of the eggshell as the chick started to crack its way out, the first stage of hatching, were first noted at 9.00am on Thursday March 3rd).
The chick, still wet at this point from having just emerged from within the eggshell, will be brooded and occasionally preened gently by the female bird, and in about 4 hours should have dried out and assumed its familiar "grey puffball" appearance.
It is still not completely safe, as a very small percentage of chicks become so exhausted by the hatching process that they succumb within the first hours after entering the world. However, this chick appears to have plenty of energy and so things look very good at this point.
Thanks to everyone that has shown interest and checked in during this long, long process!
All the best, Jeremy
Jeremy Madeiros Senior Conservation Officer (Terrestrial) Dept. Of Conservation Services BERMUDA
March 5th 1:30 AM egg can be seen with hole in it as the chick chips its way out, keep watching!
March 4th 7:00 AM the egg has not hatched yet, please keep watching!
March 3rd | Hatching Alert! - During this mornings health check (see below) "dimples" were seen on the egg which is usually a sign of either the start of the hatching process or egg failure (which it does not appear to be). The hatching process can take up to 48hrs so please stay tuned!
Feruarury 11th @ 3am | There was a very fast handover between the parents which lasted approximately 10 minutes. (see highlight below).
January 31st @ 6pm | Both parents are still in the nest having jointly incubated the egg for the past 3 days!
January 28th @ 7.50 pm | The female Cahow returned after 9 days to take over incubation from the male.
January 19th @6am | The female Cahow remained in the nest longer then expected and did not depart until just before sunrise. The pair spent the 2 days in the nest together taking turns incubating the egg.
January 17th @ 7am | The male Cahow returned during the last few minutes of darkness to releive the female who will most likely head back out to sea tonight.
January 16th 2016 | The LiveStream has recorded the return of the female @ 20:55 (8:55pm)on January 15th in what were at the time stormy conditions and subsequently revealed that she had laid her single egg at 6:15am on January 16th!
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