Park Stories

Stories Around The Parks

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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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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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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The Bahama Oriole – Fewer Than 300 Left In The World And All On Andros

The Bahamas National Trust is collaborating with the Omland Lab at the University of Maryland to determine nesting habitat for the Bahama Oriole on Andros – where fewer than 300 of these rare birds are thought to live. Up to this point, orioles were thought to nest almost exclusively in developed areas, in non-native coconut palms. But initial research in 2011 observed adult birds foraging in pine and coppice forest. Current research let by Dr. Kevin Omland of the Omland Lab, University of Maryland, Baltimore County discovered orioles nesting deep within the pine forests, building in understory palms and in...
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New Insect Species Discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera

A new species of insect has been discovered at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve in Governor’s Harbour, The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) first national park on Eleuthera. The insect is a katydid and belongs to the same group as grasshoppers and crickets in the order Orthoptera. Specimens of this new species were first collected in 2013 by Dr. PaulA. De Luca, an assistant professor in the Biology Department at the University of The Bahamas. He made the discovery while conducting a survey of arthropods (the animal group that includes insects, spiders, scorpions,centipedes and crabs) at the Preserve. According to...
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