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Newsletter December 2018

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.

December 11, 2018 1:00 am

A Rare Sighting: The Great Cormorant

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.

September 3, 2018 12:00 am

‘Victoria Accueil’ Joins us once again for World Environment Day!

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.

June 13, 2018 11:00 am

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...

May 8, 2018 11:00 am

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...

September 11, 2017 11:00 am

Bird Island Photography Competition

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.

March 6, 2017 10:30 am

Newsletter December 2016

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!

December 15, 2016 12:00 am

Bird Island Introduces Daily Flights

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has increased its interisland flights between Mahé and Bird Island to daily, providing residents and international travellers with more choice and convenience.The development will see Air Seychelles operate flights to the Bird island 340 days a year, representing a major upgrade to its current charter operation. The service has been upgraded following an agreement signed between Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer at Air...

September 8, 2016 12:00 am