Perhaps unsurprisingly, Bird Island is one of the best places for birdwatching in the Seychelles. Hundreds of species flock here between April and October to nest on this stunning coral island.
Bird Island has dedicated itself to conservation and preservation for the past few decades. Its main focus is, of course, the birds. Over 700,000 pairs of sooty terns nest on the island’s northern tip each year. You should also look out for fairy terns and common noddies on your travels. They’re quite bold; if you’re lucky, and sit out on your deck, a bird might even come and perch on you.
It’s not just birdlife that’s of interest; you must also find out more about the other animals during your stay on Bird Island. Hawksbill and green turtles nest here, while giant land tortoises can also be seen lumbering across the island. Locals are working to preserve the island’s wildlife and natural environment. The one hotel on the island was built with ecology and carbon footprint in mind, so it actually had very little impact on the local environment.
During your stay you can join in with the conservation work. You’ll protect Bird Island so it can be enjoyed by future generations, and yourself when you (inevitably) come back. Once you’ve explored the conservation activities, there are two fantastic beaches to relax on. The pure white sands and blue Indian Ocean lapping against the shore wouldn’t look out of place on a postcard. Shade yourself under a coconut tree, or go snorkelling to discover the rich marine life around the coral reefs.
You should visit Bird Island to relax and decompress. Even if you’re not that into birds, there’s plenty to entertain you for a few days. Or, you can just enjoy doing nothing and watch the slow waves lap in and out.
We love Bird Island because you can get really close to nature here. The lush green vegetation, birds and animals completely take over parts of the island, which make it even more exciting to explore. Embrace the simple life during your stay and enjoy your time on this ultimate island getaway. We promise you, you’ll never want to leave.
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