Timings : Monday to Friday (May – September): 7.00 AM to 3.00 PM
Monday to Sunday (October – April): 7.00 AM to 3.00 PM
Time Required : 3-4 hours
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The vibrant flora and fauna of Mauritius have served as a significant source of a tourist attraction for years now. The tropical forests covering vast ranges of this paradise island house some of the unique species of animals and birds, some of which are very rare and endemic to Mauritius. Apart from the white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius is home to specific locations dedicated explicitly to the wildlife – national parks, natural reserves, botanical gardens – that are quite famous all over the world. And we are going to talk about one of them – the Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary.
Located towards the north-western part of Mauritius in a place called Mer Rouge, the Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary is a unique part of the island for the fact that it shelters hundred of migratory birds temporarily. The birds fly in from places as far as Siberia in order to escape the harsh winter over there and suit themselves in the warm temperature of Mauritius.The Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary is spread out over an area of 26 hectares. As per observatory calculations, nearly 1200 birds visit this sanctuary every year, among which 13 are regular migrant bird species, and 6 are rare migrants. The sanctuary is strictly protected and is under constant monitoring to ensure that no human activities in the nearby areas can affect the reserve in any way.
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