Pembroke Marsh Nature Reserve

Pembroke Marsh Nature Reserve is located on the northern edge of the City of Hamilton, adjacent to the Marsh Folly composting facility.

Pembroke Marsh is the largest freshwater ecosystem in Bermuda. The site contains a large freshwater marsh, a brackish water pond and parts of Pembroke Canal. It is an important habitat for migratory and resident water birds and has been recognised as a wetland of international importance (Ramsar site).

Animals that may be seen at Pembroke Marsh include:

  • Red-eared Slider Terrapin (invasive)
  • America Coot (native breeding waterbird)
  • Common Moorhen (native)
  • Green Heron (native and a protected species)
  • Yellow-crowned Night Heron (locally breeding waterbird) 
  • Mallard Ducks (locally breed waterbird)
  • Blue Winged Teal (a migrant waterbird)
  • Pied-billed Grebe (occasionally breeding waterbird)
  • Sora Rail (migrant waterbird)
  • Mosquito Fish or Gambusia (introduced to control mosquitoes)

Some of the plants that can be found at Pembroke Marsh include:

  • Cattails
  • Sawgrass
  • Water Hyacinth (invasive)
  • Cow Cane or Giant Reed (invasive)
  • Water Fern
  • Umbrella Plant

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