Bird Island is as its name suggests fabulous for birds; around 800,000 pairs of sooty terns nest on the northern tip of the island. Even if you don't have a particular interest in birds you will still find a trip here fascinating.
May is one of the best months to visit Bird Island as most of the sooty terns and lesser noddy terns have arrived ready for their breeding season, so the island is absolutely full of birds. Some of the lesser noddy terns eggs begin hatching at this time of year, too, so you can also watch the baby chicks are feeding.
In addition to the wildlife there are plenty of activities on Bird Island, including walking, snorkelling, diving and boat trips.
Bird Island is as its name suggests fabulous for birds: around 800,000 pairs of sooty terns nest on the northern tip of the island. Activities on the island include walking, snorkelling, diving and boat trips.
13 hours (via Dubai)
Emirates & Qatar Airways
The best time to travel.
A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of.
Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year.
Travel is not recommended.
Snow or ski season.
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