2017 seabird updates from Cousine Island

Lesser Noddy breeding success
Breeding success of Lesser Noddy on Cousine are investigated annually during the seabird nesting season, from June to October. A total of 150 nests (divided into 15 different ‘plots’ of ten nests) were selected around the island. The nests were visited weekly to determine the status of each nest, and the contents (adults present, egg, stage of chick) recorded using binoculars and a mirror attached to a long pole. Continue reading “2017 seabird updates from Cousine Island”

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Seabird experts meets

The Seychelles Seabird Group (SSG) has just met for the group’s annual meeting to discuss the status of seabirds on Cousin, Cousine, Aride, Fregate and Denis islands. With funding from the Norwegian Embassy and Airtel Seychelles, Nature Seychelles launched SSG for a better understanding of Seychelles’ 18 species of seabirds, numbering millions of individuals. Continue reading “Seabird experts meets”

Denis Island’s breeding population of Fairy terns counts nearly 2000 breeding pairs

Denis Island’s breeding population of Fairy terns counts nearly 2000 breeding pairs
Between the 17th and 24th of January 2016 a census of breeding Fairy terns (Gygis alba) was conducted by Green Islands Foundation (GIF) staff and volunteers on Denis Island. Continue reading “Denis Island’s breeding population of Fairy terns counts nearly 2000 breeding pairs”