Seychelles is “heaven” for bird watchers. Ornithologists have been flocking in groups from all parts of the world. Seychelles homes almost 12 endemic species of birds vizSeychelles black parrot, Seychelles blue pigeon, Seychelles black paradise flycatcher, Seychelles magpie robin, Seychelles warbler, Seychelles scops owl, Seychelles white eye, Seychelles sun bird, Seychelles fody( also called ‘toktok’), Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles swiftlet and the famous Seychelles bulbul. There are 20 Important Bird areas(IBAs) designated by Birdlife International in Seychelles. Apart from the ones near the principal islands, the outer islands are mostly not visited except for a few.
Location: Bird Island; AdrideIsland,Praslin; Praslin National Park;Cousin Island, Praslin;Cousine Island; La Digue; Silhoutte Island; Fregate Island; Montagne Glacis, Mahe ; Mahe highlands; Conception Island, Mahe; African banks; D’Arros Island; Etoile Island; Boudeuse Island; Marie Louise Islands; DEsnoeufs Islands; Islets of Farquhar atoll; Cosmoledo atoll and Aldabra atoll.
Approximate Cost: The cost varies depending upon the location you go to bird watching for.
Why you should do it: A nature lover cannot miss a birdwatching tours especially if you are in Seychelles as you get to see the most endemic species here.
Tips: It’s always important to take a licensed guide or you may miss all the fun.
For: Bird lovers and enthusiasts and ornithologists.