Wildlife of Seychelles
John Bowler


This is an indispensable guide to the wildlife of Seychelles, covering the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates most likely to be encountered. It features 64 superb color photographic plates, and highlights the many species and subspecies unique to these islands.

  • The first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, dragonflies, butterflies, and other conspicuous invertebrates likely to be encountered in Seychelles

  • 64 stunning color photographic plates accompanied by text giving key identification features, behavior, breeding, distribution, population, and conservation status

  • Simple-to-use format and easy-to-read style, aimed at beginners and experts alike

  • Highlights the many species and subspecies unique to Seychelles

  • Notes on conservation status, habitat, and distribution

  • An essential guide for all visitors

  • Contains annotated checklists

  • Written to support local nature conservation

John Bowler is a professional ecologist who has worked in conservation for more than 20 years. While managing Aride Island Nature Reserve for the Royal Society for Nature Conservation from 1998 to 2001, he discovered firsthand the need for a comprehensive guide to the wildlife of these unique islands, and it was during his time in Seychelles that he collected most of the material for this book. He has a PhD in avian ecology and is the author of numerous papers and articles on ecology and conservation. He is a widely traveled naturalist and currently works for RSPB Scotland in the Inner Hebrides.