Discover Bird Island Seychelles

Bird is THE bird sanctuary of the Seychelles. Officially called Ile aux Vaches (cow in French), because of the many sea cows it used to hold, it remains one of the curiosities not to be missed. Three million birds (terns, kingfishers, swallows, tropicbirds) live there and human beings are mere intruders who must remain very discreet indeed. From May to September especially, over one and a half million terns come and seek refuge on the island. On Bird, the sea itself is a full-fledged site. Other than corals and seashells, you can observe all tropical fish species and the world's oldest tortoise Esmeralda who, with her 671 pounds, has entered the Guinness Book of Records.

  • Bird Island, Landscapes, Mahe Island, Seychelles
    Bird Island

    Three million birds (including terns, kingfishers, and swallows, among other) live on Bird Island. Humans are mere intruders and must remain very discreet.

    Photo courtesy of Bird Island, Seychelles
  • A hotel-island, Bird Island, Landscapes, Mahe Island, Seychelles
    A hotel-island

    The island is also home to an eco-friendly hotel. With a welcoming ambience, it is the most accessible of the hotel-islands in the Seychelles.

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  • A veritable giant aviary!, Bird Island, Landscapes, Mahe Island, Seychelles
    A veritable giant aviary!

    From May to September in particular, over one and a half million terns come to seek refuge on the island. Needless to say, the result is an extraordinary concerto of tweets and chirps!

    Photo courtesy of Bird Island, Seychelles
  • Esmeralda, Bird Island, Landscapes, Mahe Island, Seychelles
    Esmeralda

    Esmeralda is the oldest tortoise in the world. Born in 1771 and weighing some 400kg, she even features in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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  • A handsome couple, Bird Island, Landscapes, Mahe Island, Seychelles
    A handsome couple

    You can get right up close to the birds here.

    Photo courtesy of Bird Island, Seychelles
  • Bird island, Bird Island, Landscapes, Mahe Island, Seychelles
    Bird island

    Bird Island is THE bird sanctuary of the Seychelles.

    Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE
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