Christophe Gouraud has reported sighting an Eleonora's Falcon on 23 December 2021 from the cruiseship Le Bellot northwest of Aldabra. SBRC has accepted 53 previous records of this species, including a remarkable 18 from Aldabra. The bird alighted near the funnel of the ship before taking off to continue its migration.
SBRC collects records of all bird sightings withing the Seychelles EEZ which extends 200 nautical miles from the coast of Aldabra. At approximately 180 nautical miles, this is the most westerly bird record SBRC has ever received.
SBRC has accepted just 4 records of Osprey, but has received reports of sightings on consecutive days. Christophe Gouraud, visiting Grand Soeur reported one on the island on 12 December while Elena Levorato, William McNeely and Nasreen Khan reported a bird at Grand Barbe, Silhouette, the following day. The proximity of the dates and the scarcity of previous reports suggest the sightings may involve the same individual.