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Bird Island

Bird Island, Seychelles

Bird Island, formerly known as the Îles aux Vaches, is home to dugongs (sea cows) and over a million migratory birds that are found here during May – November. Among the most popular places to visit in Seychelles for bird watching, the island boasts of a large number of fairy terns, sooty terns, noddy terns, saunders’s terns, cardinals, ground doves, crested terns, plovers, and Giant land tortoises on this island.

Holiday on a self-catering private island in Seychelles; a sanctuary fringed by untouched beaches and turquoise clear waters, an island where nature reigns and we are but visitors. Learn of the amazing history of the Giant Land Tortoises that roam the island, snorkel with the remarkable marine life in the surrounding waters, and discover the many species of birds that call Bird Island home.

From its beginnings, conservation work on Bird Island has been at the forefront, with a focus on the island’s now thriving Sooty Tern seabird colony. This along with several other programs such as the protection of the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles and the endangered Green turtles have contributed to the Island’s remarkable conservation success story.

There is no artificial lighting on the grounds of Bird Island at night time. Why? There are 3 main reasons actually-

Nesting Green Turtles and hatchlings can become badly disorientated by the presence of too much artificial light. A reduction in this type of lighting can help these amazing creatures find their way back to the sea.

To provide a minimum distraction to our feathered residents.

And, to allow our guests to see the clear night skies. From November to April the night skies are particularly magnificent at Bird Island, with clear views of all the major southern hemisphere constellations as well as some of the northern ones.

Private Island Villas - Do things your way and at your own pace in your personal self-catering villa. Set in a nature reserve and bird sanctuary, these villas offer you a rare opportunity to experience a low-key private island holiday in Seychelles. Each villa features either two bedrooms or three bedrooms and a private kitchen bar lounge, set in a spacious green compound leading to its own stretch of beach.

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