Dinantis Beukes has reported five Blue-cheeked bee-eater at the east side of D'Arros on 20-25 April.
In 2017, SBRC reclassified this species to an annual visitor in small numbers to the granitic islands and Amirantes but retained as a vagrant further south (where Madagascar Bee-eater is a likely confusion species). SBRC continues to collect all reports. These are automatically accepted unless there is something unusual in terms of timing or numbers.
Francois Baguette has reported Barn Swallows present at La Passe, Silhouette with a peak in numbers of six on 24 April.
Barn Swallow is an annual visitor to Seychelles in small numbers. It is the only migratory landbird recorded annually on both southbound and northbound migration.
Francois Baguette has reported a Yellow Wagtail at La Passe, Silhouette on 22 April. SBRC has accepted 55 previous records of this species including three from Silhouette.
Melinda Curran has reported a female House Sparrow present at La Cour, Aride for one day only on 3 April. House Sparrows are resident in the Amirantes but regarded as an invasive species in the granitic islands. This is the first report since a male was present at Independence Avenue, Victoria for more than one year from July 2007 to July 2008.