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Address: Cousin Island, Seychelles
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles...
This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.
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Another little gem for the birds

The bird sanctuary is a great place to visit for both land and sea birds. I was fortunate to see both the Seychelles Warbler and Magpie Robin which are on the endangered list... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Sue B
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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English first
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I give it three stars not just for the mosquitoes but for the time management. They make you wait for so long in a little shack and it doesn't have to be so stretched. Please improve. Other than that, fantastic birds on the island though.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The bird sanctuary is a great place to visit for both land and sea birds. I was fortunate to see both the Seychelles Warbler and Magpie Robin which are on the endangered list. The area is as nature intended it to be and there is very little sign of 'man', which is great.

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NJ
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168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In February, there are relatively few birds, though pretty, and billions of mosquitos. The tours are structured in such a way that everyone has a half hour of dead time on the beach both at the beginning and again at the end. I'm sure from what I've heard and read, that this is sensational in, say, April. but I'd never... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was the 1st Island we visited on the 3 Island tour. Was pristine, beautiful a nature lover's dream and can also transform somebody into a nature lover! The island is kept pest free. They have their own boats to pick you up from your travel boat to avoid any infestation. They give a very informative tour of the Island... More 

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Monza
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435 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is worth visiting the island but I expected to find more species of colored birds. Bring the mosquitoes repellent because is full of mosquitoes and you will visit the jungle looking for birds nests.

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Cousin island is probably what all Seychelles islands looked like before humans came. Absolutely jam packed with wildlife iincluding mosquitos because pesticides are not allowed. The birds look like they've been stuck on branches for our pleasure. But this is a wilderness area not a zoo. Its taken 40 years to transform a coconut plantation to this unique wonder. An... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great little island, particularly for bird lovers. When we visited in the SE monsoon there were thousands of Noddy's nesting as well as numerous other species. The white tailed tropicbird with its young were very engaging. There's plenty of other wildlife too, we saw giant turtles (apparently George is 160 years old), geckos and other lizards and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Before I say anything, this will be biased as I spent three months on the island. This small island is one of the best places I have ever been. The wardens are all so passionate about the islands wildlife and this is shown in the way they deliver their guided walks of the island. The conservation work that is carried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a natural reserve for seabirds, and probably you wil visit it in a pack with curieuse island. The place is really special because there a infinity number of birds, all around the island with NO FEAR to humans, and you can see all the birds (and there are A LOT) just next to you. In addition you can... More 

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Germany
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Every bird lover will be definitely excited. Nice short trail, number of unique species, easy to photo at a close-up distance. Yet for the price of approx 35 euros you get a plenty of mosquitos (so wear long pants and a shirt with a long sleeve), one turtle to see and a big crowd of tourists. I extra counted and... More 

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