Freshwater/ Brackish Ponds

Freshwater ponds provide important habitat for migrating birds, particularly waterfowl. Other wildlife found in this habitat include dragonflies, water snails, toads, many species of insects and the endemic Bermuda Killifish.

Plants and Animals found in Brackish Ponds in Bermuda:

  • Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)
  • Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
  • Killifish (Fundulus bermudae and Fundulus relictus)
  • Mosquito Fish (Gambusia holbrooki)
  • Marine Toad (Rhinella marina)
  • Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
  • Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
  • Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
  • Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • American Coot (Fulica americana)
  • Moorhen or Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus)
  • Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis)
  • Cattails (Typha angustifolia)
  • Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)

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