At the northern end of the Seychelles, privately-owned Bird Island is a protected conservation spot where more than a million birds touch down each year.
Typically between 30 and 35 species of birds can be spotted on the island each season. Five of the most common are the brown noddy, lesser noddy, white tern, tropicbird, and bridled tern.
Formerly a coconut plantation, Bird Island was bought by Nick Savy in 1967, who encouraged the wildlife and vegetation to return. Today his son Alex and family, pictured, are helping to co-manage the nature reserve.
There's only one flight to the island a day and a single lodge of 24 chalets with no TV, phones or air conditioning.
Guests are allowed to roam anywhere on the island, soaking up the sun, snorkeling and getting up close and personal to nature.
Conservation officer Robbie Bresson has been watching over the birds for more than a decade, studying their behavior, breeding patterns, feeding habits and life span to ensure they are protected.
The Seychelle's Coral Cay is often the first landfall for migratory seabirds from the northern hemisphere.
Alex Savy says that birds come up very close to guests on the island. "Generations of them have found out that nobody is going to hurt them here, so they come even closer."
"They come on your table when you're having breakfast, they come in your room, sit on your balcony," he adds
Thanks to The Savy's and Robbie's conservation efforts, the number of white tail tropicbirds seen on the island has increased from two to 89 pairs.
Like anywhere with sand, there's plenty of crabs to found too on Bird Island.
Owner Alex Savy hopes that birds will be protected on the island for "many years to come."