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.
World Wildlife Day : Life below water for people and planetThis World Wildlife Day which took place on Sunday 3rd March, celebrates life below water. This could not be more fitting for Bird Island where it is not only the birds that reign but also the breathtaking marine life surrounding it. The ocean is such an important part of our lives yet many of us take it for granted.
Flüge 2019 Abflug von Mahé um 10.40 Uhr (Check‐In ist um 09.40 Uhr am Domestic Terminal) Abflug von Bird Island um 11.25 Uhr (Check‐In ist um 10.55 Uhr)
To our dear readers,Yet again, another year comes to a close. Somehow Christmas seems to come around even faster these days. As is customary, tomorrow will be our last day on the island.
Bird Island is renowned for the number of non-resident birds that appear in its approximately 100 hectares of land. This might be because Bird is the northernmost island of Seychelles, and thus possibly the first land seen by birds arriving from the north.On 9th April 2018, a cormorant was discovered on the island’s east coast. It was then seen again on 17th April.
The French Association 'Victoria Accueil' joined us again this June to do a bit of beach cleaning along Bird Island's shores. This was to coincide with World Environment Day which occurs on June 5th. Bird Island Lodge welcomed 6 members from the French-speaking association, which this year was led by Mr Alix de Bretagne.This year was no exception, with litter such as plastic slippers, water bottles and polystyrene materials which had washed onto our shores.
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...
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...
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...
We invite all photographers, amateur and professional, to join the Bird Island Seychelles Photography Competition! 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 return trip to this awesome place! Unleash your creativity and send in your shots, whether of breathtaking sunsets, lovers by the beach, our friendly Creole staff or the fantastic wildlife, anything that captures the essence of Bird Island.
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.
What a Brilliant Year! What a fantastic year we've had! We've seen an increase in the the number of Sooty Terns in the colony this year, which is very encouraging, after recording a fall in numbers in 2015. The breeding season also began earlier than usual which resulted in the very first Sooty Tern chick making an appearance by the 4th of July!
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