Bras D'Eau National Park

MU Flacq District

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Bras d'Eau National Park is one of only three national parks in Mauritius. It is located in the north-east of the island. Formerly used by Indian workers, they still harbor an old sugar mill, lime kiln, a well dating back over 200 years and a former railway line. The Well (Puits Francais) is right at the start of the track. The park consists mainly of exotic trees like mahogany, eucalyptus, Tecoma, the Monkey Puzzle Tree and araucaria and is home to a number of species of birds, such as the cave swiflets (Petite Hirondelle), the Mauritius grey white eye birds (Picpic), and the flycatcher, a critically endangered endemic bird, kestrels, woodpeckers, Major Cateau Vert. The "cock of the woods" (Coq des Bois) is however the star of the place! You may bump into a few Ornithologist who have come to observe the birds in the park.