Steve Agricole discovered a Squacco Heron at Ton Mark's, Northeast Point, Mahe on 11 November 2023, while giving a birding tour to two visitors from the cruiseship Zuiderdam. He called Adrian Skerrett who came to see it and take photographs. SBRC has accepted 21 previous records. The bird was still present when Steve visited again on 20 November.
Dr Girish Medon has reported a Glossy Ibis at Coetivy, present on 1 November 2023, present since 25 October. The sighting followed a heavy storm during the early hours of the morning. The bird was seen for nearly two hours near a temporary rain pool close to the shrimp farm, alongside some Grey Herons and Grey Francolins. Later it was seen near the middle of the island being chased by Fairy Terns.
This is the first report of any vagrant species from the island of Coetivy.