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The Following Reports are available from Vanuatu:
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Vanuatu 23 January to 1 February 2010
  • I walked up the hill and in the lavish gardens I found my first group of endemic Yellow-fronted White Eyes with a group of Silvereyes. I also had my first Glossy Swiftlet. These lovely diminutive aerial feeders, often fly below eye level...Duan Biggs reports.

Birds of Vanuatu Nov-Dec 2002

  • This was a nice time of year to be there, just before the cyclones and with quite a few species nesting and feeding young. It’s meant to be the dry season, and mostly was, but our first week was wet, with the humidity ranging from 94% to 99%. When the sun came, the landscapes were spectacular...John Seymour reports.

Vanuatu 7th-15th September 2002

  • According to the "Birds of Vanuatu" by Heinrich Bregulla (Anthony Nelson, 1992), 121 species of birds have been recorded in Vanuatu.  This total includes many vagrant seabirds and waders and a handful of introduced species.  There are seven endemic species but only three of these occur on Efate.  I managed to see 24 species and nine were new to me....Steve Clark reports



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Some Useful bird books for Vanuatu:
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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.

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

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific
H. Douglas Pratt, Phillip Bruner, Delwyn Berrett: Buy from or

  • Pratt, Bruner, and Dickinson have produced a superb field guide completely covering all the islands of the tropical Pacific from Hawai'i west through Micronesia. This is a true field guide: it gives the field marks of every species, notes problems in identification with special emphasis on distinguishing similar species, and wastes no space on matters not related to identification.

Recommended travel books for Vanuatu:

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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