Ile Aux Oiseaux

Ile Aux Oiseaux, Tikehau: Address, Ile Aux Oiseaux Reviews: 4.5/5

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Connie S
Yorkville, NY150 contributions
Amazing Birds!
Oct 2016 • Couples
We visited this island as part of a full day tour from the Pearl Beach Resort! Our guide skillfully beached the boat and then took us on a walk around the small coral island. There were thousands of birds, baby birds, and nests. It was very interesting and our guide pointed out the various species of birds that have no predators on this island. I especially liked the baby white terns and the red footed boobey. Fun experience!
Written 27 October 2016
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Rob D
Vancouver61 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2015 • Couples
Stopped at Ile Aux Oiseax as the main part of a lagoon excursion. The island is really something else, you can see a half dozen bird species, mostly in HUGE numbers. The boobies are a bit elusive (bring a good zoom lens), but some of the others will let you walk right up to their nests and only glare at you for being so close. The white terns in particular, normally so shy, are quite beautiful.

If you don't like birds or have a sensitive nose (bird droppings) you will probably enjoy this island less.

Also of note: like everywhere else on Tikehau, this place is astoundingly beautiful.
Written 20 November 2015
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Jenn L
Stellenbosch, South Africa27 contributions
Unique bird island experience
Sep 2015 • Couples
French Polynesia does not have many seabird breeding islands left, so it's a real treat to wander quietly around the perimeter of the island surrounded by thousands of Noddies (as well as a handful of red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds) thriving. Unlike birding trips to Tetiaroa (100 km north of Tahiti), access to Bird Island at Tikehau is a quick boat ride across calm (lagoon) waters (no risk of sea sickness!). Being a seabird biologist myself, I was impressed our guide had all of his facts and figures right.
Written 22 September 2015
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Lori W
Cherry Hill, NJ153 contributions
Hope you REALLY like birds
Nov 2014 • Couples
They don't call it "Bird Island" for nothing. It's mildly interesting if (a) you like birds (duh) and (b) you have a good guide. We went on a pretty hot day, so once I'd seen about 1000 birds (within the first 10 minutes) I was ready to move on. If you do like birds, it's nice to see these rare (for me) species all in one place.

It's really just all about the birds. There is nothing there except what you bring with you (so bring water!) We also had to navigate over some pretty sharp volcanic rock to get there, and the paths were pretty rough in spots, so wear good shoes!
Written 8 July 2015
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Daniel R
Millerstown, PA61 contributions
Bird lovers heaven.
Sep 2014 • Friends
I'm a photographer and wildlife artist so seeing these beautiful birds up close was fantastic. The birds were everywhere with you sitting on branches where you could actually pet them as you walked past. Really neat seeing the single white tern eggs on the branches. The only bird I know to balance a single egg on a branch and hatch it there with no nest. Quite a remarkable place.
Written 2 November 2014
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Mike W
Mountain View, CA287 contributions
A day on the lagoon
Our tour took us to bird island, Eden Island, a picnic lunch on a small motu and to see the Manta Rays. Bird Island was nice because of the large number of birds and the fact that most were perfectly comfortable with people and would let you get up close to see them.
Eden Island was an interesting place, basically a Taiwanese Christian religious commune founded with the idea that people should go back to the basics, get up early, work hard, farm the land and avoid modern things like the internet. I learned a lot about how vanilla is raised (you almost have to be a fanatic to hand pollinate the flowers every day). Definitely interesting how they use everything available to make things work (my favorite was the hens eating coconut meat right out of the shell).
The best part was the picnic lunch with homemade poisson cru made in front of us, fish barbecued over coconut husks and chicken. After lunch there was time for snorkeling and the highlight was the feeding of the leftover fish to the sharks.
The manta rays could have been cool, but the water was too deep for my wife. It was also too murky for me to see the rays, but one of our guides was kind enough up take my underwater camera and take pictures for me.
Written 10 August 2014
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