Ryan and Clare Daly have reported a Barn Swallow at Paul Island, St Joseph Atoll on 8 October. SBRC has recorded 625 reports of this species and their distribution appears to indicate this is the only migrant to pass through Seychelles on both northbound and southbound migration.
Other migrants present the same week include a Pacific Golden Plover seen on 3rd, 4th and 7th October. This is another annual visitor to the granitics and Bird but a vagrant to the outer islands, recorded only at Aldabra, Alphonse and St Joseph.
Also present have been up to 4 Bar-tailed Godwits on 7th including two on D'Arros, Common Greenshanks (3 on 7th), Crab Plovers (roughly 20 all week) and a flock of about 100 Saunders's Terns.
In addition up to three Brown Boobies were recorded roosting on D'Arros during the whole of September.