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  • Newsletter June 2019

    Early BirdsWe are in our Sooty Tern Season and once again the birds arrived earlier than expected. By the end of March thousands of birds were already hovering over the northern part of the island where the Sooty Tern reserve is located. Once April had arrived you would find them spending the day either flying above the island or out fishing but towards the late afternoon, around 5 pm,  you could really see the colony as the birds would slowly begin coming down to rest.

  • L’association Victoria Accueil retourne à Bird Island pour la journée internationale de l’environnement

    A l'occasion de la journée internationale de l'environnement, du 5 Juin, l'équipe de Bird Island a accueilli un petit groupe de l'association Victoria Accueil. Soucieux de préserver ce joyau de la nature présent aux Seychelles, le groupe composé de 6 membres, a ainsi participé à un nettoyage des plages environnantes. Malheureusement la mer apporte toute sorte de déchets. Cette année la palme est pour les savates,...

  • Newsletter May 2018

    Sooty Terns: Always something new to learnOn Bird Island and in other colonies throughout Seychelles, Sooty Terns breed seasonally during the south-east trade wind, roughly April to October. Outside this time, the millions of birds involved disappear from Seychelles' waters and their whereabouts have been a mystery until now.A collaboration among researchers who carry out continuous studies on Bird Island has led to new astounding discoveries regarding these birds' 'travel' behav...

  • Newsletter September 2017

    It's your last chance to win a return trip to Bird Island!With only one week left before our Photo Competition closes, these last few days can be the deciding factor on whether you get a chance to return to Bird Island for that well deserved break!Send through images captured whilst holidaying on this island during the month of June through to September 2017 and stand a chance to win a 2 nights stay for 2 persons, on Full Board basis, including your return Mahe/Bird/Mahe flights! Unleash you...

  • Newsletter June-July 2017

    The Birds are back...This year the south-east trade winds began earlier than usual and Sooty Terns, whose breeding activities are generally linked to the onset of this season, had begun nesting on Bird Island earlier than the long-term norm with a few eggs appearing by 27 May (generally, they do not begin laying until early to mid June). On his first walk around the colony, researcher Chris Feare, found that laying was well under way and that the colony was already looking spectacular. Despite t...

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    L’association Victoria Accueil intervient à Bird Island lors de la journée internationale de l’environnent

    A l’occasion de la journée internationale de l’environnement, du 5 Juin, l’équipe de Bird Island - L'Eco Lodge a gentiment accueilli ce samedi un petit groupe de l’association Victoria Accueil.Soucieux de préserver ce joyau de la nature présent aux Seychelles, le groupe composé de 8 membres, a ainsi participé à un nettoyage des plages environnantes. Et quelle agréable surprise de constater que très peu de déchets étaient présents !Sous les regards d’une myriade de sternes, le groupe aussi p...

  • Newsletter March 2017

    A New Year...It feels like we just sent Christmas Greetings your way and now Easter is just around the corner. Where does the time go? We're already into the third month of the year!2016 was a bumper year for the Sooty Tern Colony on Bird Island and we're hoping that this year will be just as successful.