The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) has released a birding app (Birds of Mauritius) for the island’s spectacular species. Including photographs, songs and maps, this field guide can also be used to record and upload sightings. It’s free and you can download it here.
Mauritius is home to some of the world’s rarest bird species. The Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus (endangered) was once considered to be the world’s rarest bird, and Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques (endangered) and Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri (vunerable) numbers reached a low point in the 1980s.
Although such rare birds provide a major attraction to bird lovers worldwide, there are many more birds to see in Mauritius, including migrant shorebirds, breeding seabirds and land birds including several introduced species.
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