Park Stories

Stories Around The Parks
18
Sep

2017 Bahama Parrots are back in Inagua post-Irma

Matthew Town residents on the island of Inagua are happily waking up to the raucous early morning calls of their beloved Bahama Parrots. “ We were very worried about the parrots” said Lynn Gape, BNT’s Deputy Executive Director. “In Hurricane Ike (2008) over half the population was lost even though it recovered quickly back up to pre-Ike populations of over 8,000 birds.” Parrots are heavily impacted by these storms as they need to feed on the native fruits and vegetation that are destroyed in the high winds. BNT Warden, Randolph Burrows was able to report seeing over 100 Bahama Parrots...
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18
Sep

On the Lookout for Bahama Parrots on Nassau

We (BNT) continue to track  the Bahama Parrots on Nassau.  Although, Hurricane Irma did not directly impact New Providence, we did have gusty winds and trees were blown about and fruit may have fallen on the ground.  Bahama Parrots feed on gum elemi berries ,guineps,  palm fruits and would also be attracted to mangos and other fruits that we humans enjoy. In the past the Bahama Parrots have been seen frequently in the Eastern end of the island  but recently we assume that they have been visiting other areas as they have been conspicuously absent from the East.  Those of...
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18
Sep

They’re Back! Inagua Flamingos have returned, safe and sound.

Our Flamingos are back by Inagua BNT Warden Randolph “Casper” Burrows   It’s No Secret! Our Flamingos are Back!  BNT Warden Randolph Casper Burrows was able to travel into the Inagua National Park on Thursday, post-Irma, where he found thousands of West Indian Flamingos feeding happily on the hyper saline interior wetland known as Lake Rosa.  “ We are of course thrilled with the news,” said BNT Executive Director  Eric Carey.  “However, Hurricanes such as Irma actually make us realize how much we do not know about our flamingos.”  The Inagua Flamingos have not been banded since the late 1970’s...
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07
Sep

Hurricane Preparedness for National Parks and our Wildlife

Hurricane Preparedness for National Parks and our Wildlife. As The Bahamas braces for Hurricane Irma, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is rapidly preparing the national parks for a possible devastating hit at multiple sites across the country. The BNT would like to wish everyone in the path of the storm safe passage, and asks that we all take every precaution necessary and look after each other. The BNT has been receiving calls and messages from citizens inquiring about Bahamian wildlife and how they cope with hurricanes. With the island of Great Inagua directly in the path of the hurricane, many...
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14
Aug

Bahamas National Trust Eco-Camp Andros 2017

We now present the Official Bahamas National Trust Eco-Camp Andros 2017 video, “It changed my life”! This video captures this year’s Eco-Camp experience from the perspectives of campers! Eco-Camp Andros 2017 would not have been possible without the aid of our generous sponsors to whom we extend our greatest gratitude. Also, a sincere thank you to all the staff, volunteers, parents and campers who were apart of the 2017 Bahamas National Trust Eco-Camp journey to Andros, which was an amazing transformational experience for all of us! Please like, love, comment and SHARE this video to broaden our support for Eco-camp....
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