At 19 years of age Steve Agricole got a fantastic opportunity to work on Cousin Island. It was not easy at times. He felt homesick and missed the teen fun at weekends. But he grew to be passionate about wildlife and soon adapted to conservation as a way of life.
Steve learned how to handle birds, take blood samples and weigh birds. In his spare time, He joined researchers and became acquainted with the Seychelles Warblers that they were studying, broadening his skills.
Steve's enthusiasm for birdwatching was heightened when given the task to monitor the Critically Endangered Seychelles Magpie-robin. He accepted the challenge and soon learned many aspects of the bird's ecology, spending many hours in the woodland, despite the mosquitoes. Sometimes he would sacrifice his break to Praslin, demonstrating his focus, especially when investigating the nest cavities some birds used in preference to nest boxes.
Steve's conservation experience continued, on Aride , Silhouette and Alphonse island. In 2012, he started his own business using the skills he had acquired in conservation. Birding Seychelles is a recent innovation of Steve to brand his Seychelles birding tours, Steve is a supported member of the African Bird Club and a keen contributor of records of migratory birds to Seychelles Birds Records Committee.
Birding Seychelles looks forward for your birding experience in the Seychelles. Steve Agricole | Managing /Guide