The Republic of Mauritius was once home to perhaps the world's best known bird species, the Dodo, and is now home to some of the world's rarest species, the Mauritius Kestrel (at one stage the world's rarest bird) and the Mauritius Parakeet, another critically endangered species. It is no surprise that for a remote Indian Ocean island, Mauritius has relatively few bird species, however the island does boast one of the densest concentrations of endangered bird species in the world. Such charismatic and gravely endangered birds as Herald (Round Island) Petrel, Pink Pigeon and Mauritius Parakeet may still attract the energetic endemic-hunter. All seven endemic land bird species are threatened. Three other species are shared only with La Réunion. All these species are restricted range and belong to the Mauritius Endemic Bird Area (EBA) which covers the whole of the island.

Mauritius Bulbul

Mauritius Bulbul, copyright Ross Gallardy

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Mauritius - June 2011 and June 2013, author Oscar Campbell (link created July 13, 2013)
(Black River Gorges, Mauritius Kestrel, Mascarene Martin, Mauritius Grey White-eye)

Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius, November 2005, author Charlie Moores (link created December 12, 2005)
(Pink Pigeon)

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la Roche qui Pleure, Souillac, 3 afternoons from 1600-1830, stormy SW first day author Phil Gregory (added December 7, 2013)