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Newsletter March 2020

Newsletter March 2020 – Birds, Turtles & More Sustaining all life on Earth “Since time immemorial, we have used wild... View Article

May 12, 2020 4:03 pm

Newsletter September 2019

Projects, Plastics and PerseveranceDefining Marine Protected Areas through Technology and Sooty Terns Moving full steam ahead into the second half of this year, one of our most notable achievements has been the start of The Sooty Tern Tracking Project. Thanks to funding secured from SeyCCAT; Bird Island, Dr Rachel Bristol and our man-woman team Prof Chris Feare and Christine Larose of Wildwings Bird Management have been able to partner up to work on the satellite tracking of juvenile Sooty ...

December 16, 2019 12:00 am

Newsletter December 2019 (Part 1)

Here comes 'Sandy Clause', here comes 'Sandy Clause'...That's right. Christmas is upon us once more. It feels like 11 months have come and gone in a flash.

December 16, 2019 12:00 am

Newsletter December 2019 (Part 2)

SeyCCAT Project Update : The Sooty Terns' Successful StartWe've set off on a positive note with 13 fledglings out at sea and relaying their locations back to us via the the Argos Satellites. 13 of the 15 youngsters that left Bird Island Between the 6th and 17th September have been taken by their parents to an area near the Coco-de-Mer Ridge, a submarine mountain range that lies about 350-600 kilometres to the north-north-east of Bird Island. This suggests that waters around the undersea ...

December 16, 2019 12:00 am

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.

June 19, 2019 12:00 am

Newsletter March 2019

World Wildlife Day - Life below water for people and planetThis World Wildlife Day which took place on Sunday 3rd March, celebrated 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. That wonderful seafood we enjoy, the fuel used to provide us with electricity and to power our cars, that f...

March 5, 2019 12:00 am

Reminder: Flight Times for 2019

Important NoticeKindly note our flight schedule for 2019, effective from 1st January 2019                 Mahe to Bird at 1040Hrs (Check-in at 0940Hrs, Domestic Terminal)                Bird to Mahe at 1125Hrs (Check-in at 1055Hrs, Bird Island

February 5, 2019 1:30 am