Bird ringing course, Aride, Seychelles, 15-22 October 2017

As part of a project funded by the CEPF that we are conducting with the Island Biodiversity & Conservation centre of the University of Seychelles (IBC-UniSey), we are resuming our long-term monitoring on the Seychelles White-eye populations and we have planned to organise a bird ringing training session.

Aride Island, 16-20 October 2017

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Cousin Island, 20-21 October 2017

There was time for a brief visit, to assess Kara Beggs, Conservation Manager on Cousin Island Special Reserve. With 3 nets we caught 24 birds and 6 recaptures. One of the fodies had been ringed 6 years previously - ring FH66398.

tropicbirds
Extracting tropicbirds
Fairy Tern
Kara ringing a Fairy Tern

Number of birds ringed and recaptured:

SAFRING
no
Species Aride Cousin
Ringed Recaptured Ringed Recaptured
28 Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri 15      
40 White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus 8   1  
180 Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus 20      
232 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 3      
302 Fairy Tern Gygis alba 21   5  
303 Common Noddy Anous stolidus 14 1    
939 Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris 24   2  
1047 Madagascar Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis 1      
1175 Seychelles Magpie-robin Copsychus sechellarum 1 1   1
1176 Seychelles Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis 20 8   1
1177 Seychelles Sunbird Nectarinia dussumieri 6   1  
1178 Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum 174 18 15 4
10022 hybrid Seychelles/Madagascar Turtle-Dove Nesoenas picturata picturata x rostrata 38 2    
  TOTAL   345 30 24 6

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Gerard ... Thanks to Kara Beggs and BirdLife Seychelles for hosting me on Cousin!