New Caledonia

Grande Terre (with Lifou & Ouvea Islands optional)

National bird

Kagu

Where

We will start and conclude our tour in the capital city of Nouméa on the island of Grande Terre with tour extension options to the islands of Lifou and Ouvea.

When

9th October – 14th October 2022

Number of participants

Maximum of 6, plus one guide.

Cost

Approximate pricing is $4000NZD, subject to change but will be confirmed ASAP

Description

New Caledonia is a French territory known for its beaches and marine life, but has numerous endemic bird species to lure us in, especially the charismatic Kagu. Our primary birding locations will be near Farino, Mont Koghi and the marvelous Parc Provincial de la Rivière Bleue. We will be focusing our birding in tropical rainforest and shrubland.

What species can be spotted?

Kagu (national bird), Red-throated parrotfinch, Horned parakeet, Crow honeyeater, New Caledonian thicketbird, Cloven-feathered dove, New Caledonian friarbird, White-bellied goshawk, New Caledonian myzomela, Yellow-bellied flyrobin, Striated starling, New Caledonian parakeet, Goliath Imperial pigeon, New Caledonian crow, Large/Small Lifou White-eye, Green-backed White-eye and Barred Honeyeater.

This is a guide only – our tours can be modified to suit your needs. Just ask us and we will attempt to accommodate your desires.