Blue pigeon © Gideon Climo
Wedge-tailed shearwater chick © S. Hazell
Wedge-tailed shearwater © Lucie Faulquier
Unel also observed that wedge-tailed shearwaters with chicks and eggs on the island on November 26th 2005. This means that the species are now breeding on the island. This might be significant news to conservation work on the island, because there was no evidence of breeding of any species of seabirds on the island during the Biodiversity Survey (Hill et al, 2002). The nesting of the wedge-tailed shearwaters on the island results from major conservation efforts of the island management.
Hill, M., Vel, T., Holm, K., Parr, S. and Shah, N. 2002. North Island, in Biodiversity Surveys and Conservation potential of inner Seychelles Islands edited by Michael Hill. Atoll Research Bulletin. Washington, D.C.