Friday , 24 November 2017

The Solomon archipelago is remarkable for the high degree of endemism amongst pigeons, monarchs, fantails, myzomelas and white-eyes. It also has a couple of near legendary flightless rails and some of the least known birds on the planet. Many of these endemics are limited to specific islands and a great deal of island hopping on small boats and small planes is required to see as many of them as possible. Hiking up into the mountains to reach the more remote bird sites is also a feature of Solomons birding and visitors need a good level of fitness for many of the itineraries below.

Tourism has only recently taken off in the Solomons and there are still a number of places where the more intrepid birder will need to camp or stay in a very basic village guest house but in other places there is the option of comfortable western style hotels and very pleasant resorts. Diving, FIshing, Surfing and War Tourism are becoming increasingly popular and there are some very interesting initiatives for those wanting to find out more about local culture and the local wildlife in general.

We offer a number of itineraries both for the hard core birder, for wildlife enthusiasts and and for those who would like to combine birding with looking at culturally based activities.


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Solomon Islands Trip Report May 2015

Solomon Islands

Comprehensive Solomons

The Solomons archipelago stretches from Bougainville (PNG) in a south-westerly arc across the Pacific and consists of some large islands and numerous small ones, many of which are uninhabited. There are about 85 endemics and another 20 shared only with other isolated Melanesian islands, so it is a must see destination for serious …

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Gentle Solomons

The Solomons archipelago stretches from Bougainville (PNG) in a south-west arc across the Pacific. Consisting of several large islands and numerous small ones, many of which are uninhabited, it is a must see destination for serious birders. It has a high degree of endemism amongst pigeons, monarchs, fantails, myzomelas and …

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Taste of the Solomons 4: Makira

This 10 day tour takes you to an island of forested mountains which support the most single island endemics in the Solomons archipelago. With a total of 13 species, of which two are basically unknown, it is necessary to hike right up into the mountains to see them all. Previously known as San Cristobal, Makira …

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