For anyone unfamiliar with the story of the Cahow, Ned Brinkley has composed an excellent and fact filled segment for the Neotropical Birds online library, and you can read that here. Brian wrote a post after we took this trip in 2015 about his first trip there in 1993, you can see that here. This year, while circumstances beyond my control prevented me from attending the first two trips, Peter Flood captured this image on the second trip, Tuesday November 14.
http://www.nonsuchisland.com/live-cahow-cam/ This is the sixth season that this has been available, so you can also check out some of the historical footage as well.
Following are a few more images from the past three years of trips to Bermuda. Anyone who might be interested in joining us for the 2018 Cahow Experience (November 5-14, 2018), or getting on a list for a future year, can just let me know, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, join us on a trip from Hatteras!! (photo from the May 25, 2015 Hatteras trip by Brian Patteson below!)
here! There is always a chance to see a Cahow here, in the Gulf Stream and Brian and I do our best to find them!
A couple of images by Brian Patteson from our 2015 tour
A ventral image I took during the 2016 tour
A pair of Cahows, male and female, from the November 2016 visit to Nonsuch
An incredible shot showing the inside of a Cahow's mouth as it bites Jeremy's shirt! (2017)
Robert Flood, myself, and Peter Flood - no they are not related! But it is a funny coincidence...
photo is courtesy of Dr. Robert Flood who runs Scilly Pelagics and is the author of the Seabirds Multimedia ID Guides that you can find on his site!