The effects of climate change on seabirds in Seychelles

Rising sea water levels due to climate change  will lead to habitat loss for many wildlife - photo credit  Peter Chadwick
Rising sea water levels due to climate change will lead to habitat loss for many wildlife – photo credit Peter Chadwick

The Republic of Seychelles with its many small islands and abundantly rich tropical seas makes it an ideal location for seabirds to thrive. They can use the islands to rest and breed whilst food is readily available offshore. Continue reading “The effects of climate change on seabirds in Seychelles”

Witnessing bird behavior

dropped fish
Looks like someone dropped their dinner

Living life on Cousin Island is often equivalent to living in an Attenborough documentary or a living laboratory. Whilst tourists are exposed to an excellent taster during their one and a half hour tour of Cousin Island Special Reserve, its only through living on the Island and total immersion in the wildlife that you get to see some truly interesting behavior. Continue reading “Witnessing bird behavior”

Diary of a seychelles magpie robin

photo taken 24th July 2014
photo taken 24th July 2014

The Seychelles Magpie Robin is one the most popular and charismatic birds found on Cousin Island. It also heralds another of the Seychelles great conservation success stories. Once down to as few as 19 individuals, found only on Fregate Island, the Seychelles Magpie Robin has rebounded in magnificent form. Continue reading “Diary of a seychelles magpie robin”

Welcoming a new member of the family

Nesting tropicbird
Nesting tropicbird

Having just completed their first week on Cousin we can now proudly welcome the newest member of the family. This is a week old White Tailed Tropic bird chick and it is proving to be very popular with everyone; tourists and staff a-like. Continue reading “Welcoming a new member of the family”

Seychelles seabirds – Greater Frigatebird

Greater frigatebird (©Peter Chadwick)
Greater frigatebird (©Peter Chadwick)

Frigatebirds are long-distance fliers and spend most of their life flying over the ocean with a gliding, rarely flapping flight.  Unlike other seabirds, the feathers have poor waterproofing and the feet are not webbed. Continue reading “Seychelles seabirds – Greater Frigatebird”