Strictly respect birds and their habitats
Saint Brandon is a natural bird and turtle sanctuary. Visitors are obliged to respect all bird habitats on the entire Archipelago.
There are numerous threats to birds, and the need for protection is imperative. Visitors to Saint Brandon can unwittingly disturb birds in their nesting or roosting sites through loud noises, chemicals, excessive light, and other stresses.
Visitors are never to land on any island with colonies of Roseate Tern (e.g. ‘Petit IDS’, ‘Veronge’ ‘Zozo Posé’). Roseate Tern chicks are very ‘skittish’ and, if disturbed, will run into the sea and often drown.
We also ask our visitors to scan the surrounding sky, land, and water before casting to keep seabirds from crossing their line or stealing their bait. Also, using barbless fishing hooks, artificial lures and weighted fishing lines to avoid hooking seabirds. It is essential for all to recycle or dispose of fishing hooks and lines in a responsible manner and keep the sea free of debris.