Bird ringing course, Cousin & Cousine Islands, Seychelles, 11-16 Feb 20142014-02-17 (484)
The conservation officers on Cousine Island (Julie Gane and Iain Olivier), and Nature Seychelles invited me to a follow-up bird ringing course on Cousine and Cousin Islands. Read about my previous visit to Cousin here.
Ringing on Cousin Island, 12-13 Feb
Working on Cousin:
Hannah Edwards with a warbler, Tom Hiney the chief warden on Cousin, and April Burt (scientific coordinator for Nature Seychelles) ringing a fody
Fodies on Cousine Island, 13-15 Feb
On Cousine Island
On Praslin Island
On my first evening I stayed at the Reef Rescue centre. On my final evening Cousine Island put me in Villa des Alizes on Praslin Island. Both these sites were close to the airport where I found 3 nest sites of the Madagascar Fody.
The Cousine team:
Dieter, Julie and Iain - I was able to register Julie and Iain as they had much previous experience - well done!
Species totals caught (ringed and recaptured)
Thanks to Julie Gane for organising the trip! Nature Seychelles and Mr Fred Keeley funded my trip. Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of all the staff and volunteers on both islands!