The Seychelles Islands of the Indian Ocean are renowned as one of the most beautiful holiday destinations of the world. However as well as idyllic palm-fringed white beaches and stunning sunsets, the islands have a compelling fascination for the birder.
If you want to achieve a checklist of quality rather than quantity, this is the place for you. Visit tiny islands and find species of birds occurring nowhere else on the planet.
The film covers the 12 endemic resident breeding bird species, features extensive seabird colonies as well as migratory passage and over-wintering birds.
With 150+ islands it can be confusing to select the best itinerary to track down the key species. This travelogue recommends and illustrates the islands of Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Aride, Cousin and Bird Island. The film shows rare and endangered endemics such as the Seychelles paradise flycatcher, black parrot, magpie robin, white eye and scops owl.
Witness huge, noisy sea-bird colonies of sooty terns, lesser and brown noddies; admire the elegance of white-tailed tropic birds and greater frigate birds. Share Malcolm's delight at the irresistible appeal of the graceful fairy terns rearing their chick precariously on a bare branch, quite happily tolerating the fascinated birder at close quarters.
Whether you are considering a visit or not the film will delight any birder who enjoys seeing rare birds in such an amazing setting.
Running Time: 110 minutes