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Address: Cousin Island, Seychelles
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This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers...

This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.

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Birdwatcher's paradise, with hawksbill turtle as a bonus

Only here can you see so many endemic Seychelles birds in one tiny island: Seychelles Warbler; Seychelles Fody; Magpie Robin, Blue Pigeon. And then you add the breeding fairy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2016
FriskyG
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Only here can you see so many endemic Seychelles birds in one tiny island: Seychelles Warbler; Seychelles Fody; Magpie Robin, Blue Pigeon. And then you add the breeding fairy terns (too cute at all stages of their growth) and white-tailed tropic birds all the year around. We were also lucky to see a hawksbill turtle laying her eggs. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Loved seeing the turtles on this island. They were astonishing. But prepare yourself, if you are planning on walking the trail you need shoes, not flip flops and if you have young kids prepare to carry them too on that 45 minutes up and down hike. Other than that it is a beautiful little paradise.

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This was our third visit to Cousin island. Our previous two visits were in July - no mosquitoes: the last visit was at the end of October and was a different story altogether! The fact that this has been a wetter year than usual in the Seychelles probably added to the bite count. So, as previously stated, cover yourself in... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Cousin is a special treat for those who like nature and the environment. I highly recommend visiting on any trip to the Seychelles if this is of interest to you. Love the Paradise Flycatchers which are not to missed.

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Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have been fortunate to work around, visit and stay in Cousin Island Special Reserve. This island is beautiful and a conservation success for birds, tortoises and corals. The wardens really know the island. The will take you walking around the island, sharing their knowledge and successful conservation stories. It is a must for anyone who visits the Seychelles. There... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Worth the trip as the bird life was amazing. Best to wear long pants and sleeves as the mosquitos are as bad as all the previous posts state. No services at all on island so bring what you need. The tour was 1.5 hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank ThisIsBadax
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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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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1 Thank Sue B
NJ
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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 551 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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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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