BPOTY Conservation Documentary Award - Saving the Bermuda Petrel
New for 2020 is the Documentary Conservation Award which seeks a series of 3-6 images that, together with extended captions, depict a bird-related conservation story. Paul Sterry sets out an example of the type of entry this award seeks to attract.
The Cahow (to give it its local name) is Bermuda’s national bird and over the years this exquisite grey Pterodroma petrel has acquired almost mythical status, thanks to its remarkable story. Thought to be extinct for over three centuries, it was rediscovered and then brought back from the brink by the efforts of a few dedicated people. Its recovery is one of conservation's most heart-warming success stories.