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Number of bird species: 225
Number of endemics: 14
Seychelles Parakeet Psittacula wardi Seychelles Swiftlet Aerodramus elaphrus Seychelles Owl Otus insularis Seychelles Blue-Pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima Seychelles Kestrel Falco araea Aldabra Drongo Dicrurus aldabranus Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina Seychelles Magpie-Robin Copsychus sechellarum Seychelles Bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris Seychelles Grey White-eye Zosterops modestus Aldabra Brush-Warbler Nesillas aldabrana Seychelles Brush-Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis Seychelles Sunbird Nectarinia dussumieri Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum
Bird Sounds of Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius and RodriguesP Huget and C Chappuis Series: AFRICAN BIRD SOUNDS SERIES 116 pages, 4 CD's. Societ? d'Etudes Ornithologiques de France 2003
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Birds of the Indian Ocean IslandsIan Sinclair, et al. Softcover. Struik, 2003
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Birds of the SeychellesAdrian Skerrett & Tony Disley - 176 pages, 65 col plates, b/w illus, maps. Christopher Helm 2011
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DVD - Birding Seychelles - Fairy Terns in the Frangipani TreeBuy direct from the filmmaker:
Zwazo Sesel: The Names of Seychelles Birds and their MeaningsAdrian Skerrett, Pat Matyot and Gerard Rocamora 94 pages, b/w illus. Island Conservation Society Distributed by NHBS 2003
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African Bird ClubWebsite
Seychelles is world-renowned for its idyllic tropical beaches and, among birders, for its endemics and its seabird colonies. Seychelles comprises over 115 islands scattered across 1,374,000 km2 of the western Indian Ocean. Once sandwiched between Africa and India as part of Gondwanaland, Seychelles split off from Africa some 127 million years ago and from India about 65 million years ago. The 40 central islands are granitic not only are they the only granitic oceanic islands in the world; at 750 million years old, they are also the oldest islands in the world...
BirdLife Seychelles - Nature SeychellesWebsite
BirdLife International is represented in the Seychelles by Nature Seychelles...
Island Conservation SocietyWebsite
Seychelles lies in the western Indian Ocean between approximately 4ºS and 10ºS and 46ºE and 54ºE. The number of islands listed in the Constitution is 155, the majority of which are small and uninhabited. The landmass is only 457 sq km, but the islands are spread over an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1,374,000 sq km. About 90 percent of the population of 82,000 live on Mahé, 9 percent on Praslin and La Digue. Around a third of the land area is the island of Mahé and a further third the atoll of Aldabra...
Marine Conservation Society SeychellesWebsite
The MCSS~SRIS promote the conservation of the marine environment through education, research and through the GEF Marine programme. Current projects include Whale Shark, Turtle and Coral Reef monitoring and an environmentally protective mooring programme.
Nature Protection TrustWebsite
The Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles works to preserve the species and environments of the Seychelles islands through practical conservation, research and publication. The establishment and management of the Roche Caiman Bird Sanctuary was the first project undertaken by the NPTS but it is now managed by Nature Seychelles...
The primary objective of Nature Seychelles according to its statutes is to improve the conservation of biodiversity through scientific, management, educational and training programmes...
Seychelles Bird Records CommitteeWebsite
News of all birds recorded in Seychelles… Seychelles Bird Records Committee (SBRC) was formed in 1992 to collect and assess sightings of all birds recorded in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Seychelles. As at 1st April 2012, 258 species have been accepted to the Seychelles list maintained by SBRC. More information is needed and this is a subject to which anyone with an interest in birds can contribute by sending a record form to SBRC with details of any rare visitors to Seychelles…
Seychelles Islands FoundationWebsite
Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) manages and protects the World Heritage Sites of Aldabra and Vallée de Mai. The foundation was established as a public trust in 1979, with the President of Seychelles as patron. The Board of trustees, appointed by the President, has 14 members, including not less than five representing organizations concerned with the conservation of wildlife and natural history or national academics of science.
Seychelles Seabird GroupWebsite
A volunteer from Germany has been helping out with counts of birds on Cousin and Cousine. Harald Legge spent the months of May and June engaged in the project, which has provided vital data for Seychelles Seabird Group. His work programme took him to Cousin island to carry out counts of Lesser Noddy, Fairy Tern, White-tailed Tropicbird and Brown Noddy...
Aride Island Nature ReserveWebsite
Aride is the northernmost island of the granitic Seychelles, it is roughly 68 hectares in area (approximately 0.67 km 2), and 1.6 km long and 0.6 km wide and alongside Aldabra, Aride has one of the most important seabird populations in the Indian Ocean. Eighteen species of native birds (including five only found in Seychelles) breed on Aride, this is far more than on any other granitic island. The island is leased and managed as a nature reserve by the Island Conservation Society of Seychelles but is presently owned by the UK Registered Charity Island Conservation Society UK The only human inhabitants are the reserve's staff, currently four Seychellois rangers and two Island Wardens. They live in small plantation houses close to the beautiful coral sand beach overhung by palms on the south side of the island...
Cousin Island Special ReserveWebsite
Cousin Island is a granitic island covering 27 hectares and lies approximately 2km from Praslin island. It became the world’s first internationally owned-reserve when it was purchased in 1968 by the International Council for the Protection of Birds (ICBP), now Birdlife International. The objective was to save the last remaining population of the Seychelles warblers...
Seychelles is of great ornithological interest. It has 30 currently recognised endemic forms of landbirds and waterbirds, including 12 terrestrial species, which show biogeographic influences from Africa, Asia and Madagascar. Eleven species of global conservation concern occur which include 9 of the endemic landbirds while one other is an endemic warbler from Aldabra, Aldabra Warbler Nesillas aldabrana, which has not been seen since 1983 and is now considered extinct...
Vallée de Mai Nature ReserveWebsite
The most noteworthy bird is the endemic subspecies of black parrot Coracopsis nigra barklyi (E); restricted to Praslin Island and totally dependent on the Vallée de Mai and the surrounding palm forest. A census in 1994 recorded 108 birds. Other birds include: the endemic Seychelles Bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris, Blue Pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima, Seychelles Sunbird Nectarinia dussamieri, Seychelles Kestrel Falco araea and an endemic Cave-nesting Swiftlet Collocalia francica elaphra. Exotic birds include Indian Mynah Acridotheres tristis and Barn Owl Tyto alba affinis...
Veuve Reserve, La DigueSatellite View
Veuve Reserve, La Digue was established by Christopher Cadbury to protect territory of the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, endemic to La Digue. It is now owned and managed by Seychelles Government. ...
2007 [October] - Mark FinnReport
...The birds of Mauritius were also very good especially a pair of Mauritius Olive White-eyes preening themselves on a branch. An excursion to the geographically isolated Rodrigues Island was an enjoyable experience with its laid back feel and relaxed atmosphere a million miles away from the hussle and bustle of Mauritius...
2008 [July] - Chris HallReport
After welcome drinks, unpacking and a lazy afternoon around the Villa gardens, our list has notched up four of the world’s rarest endemics in one afternoon! Namely, Seychelles Swiftlets, darting silently back and forth below tree height, lively Seychelles Sunbirds, flitting between the flowering shrubs, black-crested Seychelles Bulbuls, with deep orange beaks and legs to match, and stunning red, white and blue Seychelles Blue Pigeons...
2011 [October] - Mark Van heirs - Seychelles, Mauritius & ReunionReport PDF
...Everyone knows the Dodo and maybe the Rodrigues Solitaire, but who has ever heard about Broad-billed Parrot, Mauritian Shelduck, Red Rail, Réunion Flightless Ibis or Réunion Owl? Even today, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues are home to an astounding number of endangered birds and luckily major conservation efforts are in place to save these....
2012 [October] - Oscar CampbellReport PDF
...Seychelles Kestrel, whilst not really common, is still much more likely on Mahe than anywhere else and can be found on your own with a bit of legwork. Happily, everything else is much easier. The second essential island is Praslin. Valle de Mai in the centre of the island is a pre-requisite for Seychelles Black Parrot and phenomenal, ancient Gondwanaland forest. Further, from Praslin, you can easily do day trips to the smaller islands of Cousin and / or Aride (preferably both) where Seychelles Fody, Seychelles Warbler and the Magpie-Robin are all slam dunks, and you will be greeted by a seabird extravaganza of (nearly) South Georgian proportions, albeit at a rather more benign temperature...
2013 [September] - Tadeusz KaweckiReport
Birdwatching in the SeychellesReport
A welcome - and a caution! This is not a comprehensive account of Birdwatching in the Seychelles. It is a personal account of a 2 week vacation in the Seychelles in 1998 by two ordinary mature (middle-aged) English birdwatchers! If you are thinking of visiting the Islands and hope to do some birding, you may find it of some help. But don`t expect to find everything you need here!
Rainbow ToursTour Operator
...The Seychelles have 11 endemic birds, 7 of which can be found on Mahé. However, although many are vagrants, more than 220 species have been recorded for the Seychelles. Our 10-day private tour visits the islands of Mahé, La Digue, Aride, Cousin and Bird...
Your holidays should be a unique experience. We advise you and together we will create an individual dreamlike holiday package. The Seychelles are one of the most attractive destinations worldwide, set in the beautiful Indian Ocean. We are looking forward to introducing you a very special offer. We have visited all of our accommodations personally to ensure high quality and to come up to your expectations...
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