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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

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...

July 4, 2017 11:00 am

French-speaking Association ‘Victoria Accueil’ participates in Bird Island’s Beach Clean Up initiative on World Environment Day.

On the occasion of World Environment Day on 5 June 2017, Bird Island Lodge welcomed a small group of members from the French-speaking association, Victoria Accueil. The association mainly facilitates meetings and exchanges for French and French-speaking people living in the Seychelles through various activities. The aim of the association is to welcome and help newcomers to settle in the Seychelles in a spirit of mutual enrichment.On this World Environment Day, a small group of 8 members from th...

June 21, 2017 4:15 pm

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 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.

March 1, 2017 12:00 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

Newsletter September 2016

A Great Year for Sooty Terns!This year has been one of the best for Bird Island's Sooty Tern Colony, with more birds nesting than in the past few years. By June, the main part of the colony was packed with birds nesting at high densities- up to six nests per square metre. More birds were still arriving in the month of July and occupying the open plains in the Northern part of the Island.

September 5, 2016 7:00 am

Newsletter June 2016

Sooty Terns all around! The Sooty Terns are here! If you look to the skies above you will be amazed by the number of terns in the sky.

June 4, 2016 10:00 am

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