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The Following Reports are available from the Solomon Islands :
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Solomon Islands Trip Report
29-6-96 to 21-7-96

  • This report covers a visit to the Solomon Islands from 29th June to 21st July 1996. For the first two weeks I was accompanied by my wife Lucy, and although we put a fair bit of effort into finding birds, a little time was set aside for relaxation. In addition to the main island of Guadalcanal, I visited Rennell, Ghizo, Kolombangra and Makira.


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Some Useful bird books for the Solomon Islands:
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Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia (Helm Field Guides)
Guy Dutson: Buy from or

  • This new Helm Field Guide covers the species-rich Melanesia region of the south-west Pacific, from New Caledonia and the Solomons through the Bismarcks to Vanuatu. The cover star is the Kagu, the region's most iconic bird species and a highly sought-after endemic of New Caledonia. Superb colour plates illustrate the 650 species that occur in the region, allied with concise identification text and a series of distribution colour bars. For anyone travelling to this far-flung Pacific region, this book is indispensable.

The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Dispersal, and Biogeography
Ernst Mayr, Jared M. Diamond: Buy from or

  • This is not a field guide, but a very thorough look into the (origins of) endemism in these islands, as well as the Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville. Still, it contains checklists, and is not too big not to be carried along. The plates depict most breeding birds, and are stunning..

Birds of the Solomons, Vanuatu & New Caledonia
Helm Field Guides: Buy from or

  • Situated in the Southwest Pacific, this region boasts a colourful and intriguing range of birds. Of the 362 species covered, 117 are endemics. The colour plates in this guide which is primarily intended for field use depict every species, showing plumages, races and colour morphs, and there are 340 colour distribution maps. The facing-page layout, with colour plates opposite the relevant species descriptions, makes at-a-glace reference easy for anyone interested in the birdlife of the Pacific

Where to watch birds in Australasia & Oceania 
Nigel Wheatley: Buy from or

  • The fourth guide in a series covering birdwatching sites in the great continents. It describes almost 150 sites in detail and many more in passing. It's primary aim is to help birders make the most of their trips, detailing the endemic and "special" birds to be found at each site as well as the more common and "usual" species. Countries are treated alphabetically, with all the practical information required to make the most of a trip and to avoid wasted time. Included are detailed maps and line drawings

Recommended travel books for the Solomon Islands:

Lonely Planet: Solomon Islands
Mark Honan: Buy from or

  • Now in its third edition, this "Travel Survival Kit" contains information on all of the Solomon Islands, from isolated white sand beaches and impenetrable rainforests, to remote islands and atolls. The guide includes details on island hopping, canoe trips, walking and birdwatching

South Pacific Handbook
David Stanley: Buy from or

  • Provides historical and travel information for visitors to Polynesia and Melanesia, including Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji Islands, New Caledonia, and Solomon Islands...."In my estimation, David's South Pacific Handbook is THE REFERENCE. David's books inspire loyalty and deserve the continued attentions of conscientious travelers."


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