Birding on Kadavu

Natural forests trails in Kadavu

Natural forests of varying quality today cover c.44% of the land area of Fiji with a further 7% covered by softwood and hardwood plantations (D. Watling in litt. 1995). On most islands nearly all accessible forest has either been logged or is committed to logging concessions (A. Lees in litt. 1993), and Taveuni is the only island with extensive relatively undisturbed forest.Continue Reading …

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Heritage Expeditions

Today most people fly across the Pacific and Melanesian Islands completely oblivious to the unique islands and ecosystems over which they pass. Rarely is there an opportunity to sail to and explore some of the lesser known islands in company with a team of expert historians and naturalists.

Heritage Expeditions offers the serious ornithologist one of several cruises to see the rarely visited Kermadec Islands, Tonga (including the remote northern island of ‘Tin Can’ or Nuiafo’ou) the outer islands of Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. These islands boast lush tropical rainforest packed with many endemic birds and other wildlife. The seas surrounding the islands are some of the richest in the world in terms of marine diversity.

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Fiji Petrel copyright Hadoram Shirihai.

Fiji Pelagic Trips – May – September 2012

While living in Fiji (May-September 2012), I did several “pelagic” trips.

These involved riding on scheduled ferry trips or on chartered fishing trips.

There is limited information (almost none) on pelagic birding in Fiji.

Thus, I have compiled the data I gathered to help someone trying to see pelagic species in Fiji.

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