A Great Cormorant has been reported from Bird Island, a 2cy present since 7 April until at least 14 June. The bird was first reported by Chris Feare but earlier dates from other observers then came to light.
Up until late 2017, SBRC had only accepted one previous record of this species: a 1cy at Cousin in January 1993, A 1cy was then reported at Bird on 4 December 2017 by Tammy Knuth. It is not impossible that both recent records represent one and the same individual given the rarity of this species in Seychelles. However, on the other hand it is a big obvious species so the gap between dates suggests it is more likely a new arrival as it would surely have been noticed in the four month period between sightings had it been present throughout.