Island wildlife is generally susceptible to extinction and the islands of the Indian Ocean are no exception, with birds like the proverbial and rather unfortunate Dodo serving as stark reminders of mans’ heavy hand in these sensitive environments. During the opening days of our explorations in Mauritius, we target Mauritius Kestrel, Pink Pigeon and Mauritius Parakeet, all recently snatched back from the jaws of extinction. Highlights include a visit to the dramatic Black River Gorges National Park, a boat trip to search for the rare Trinidade Petrel, and an overnight visit to the far-flung Rodrigues Island for its two endemic landbirds: a warbler and a unique yellow fody.

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