A credible report of a Black-browed Albatross dating back more than 50 years has recently emerged via Ebird.
Louis Warren was the anti-submarine warfare officer on the USS Cony DD-508 steaming north towards Aden and the Suez Canal from Diego Suarez after port calls in Madagascar. For several days a lone Black-browed Albatross followed the ship, hovering over the stern and gliding around the ship but not feeding. It departed close to Alphonse Atoll on 10 June 1966.
This will be the first record of Black-browed Albatross for Seychelles if accepted by Seychelles Bird Records Committee. Elsewhere in the region it has been recorded as a vagrant to Madagascar June-September.