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Birdweek 2014

30 August - 6 September 2014
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Click here to download a PDF checklist of Christmas Island Bird Species

Bird Watching Holiday Accommodation

Christmas Island offers a choice of birdwatching holiday accommodation ranging from hotel style to lodge style accommodation. You can enjoy the personalised service that comes only with smaller operations. The Christmas Island Tourism Association can provide further information and arrange bookings for each of the birdwatching holiday accommodation outlets.

For more information regarding birdwatching holiday accommodation,
please click here.

For guided Birdwatching tours to Christmas Island, please contact:
Richard Baxter
Birding Tours Australia
Phone :0412 540 212

Local birdwatching guides are also available - please contact the Christmas Island Tourism Association for further information.


The "Birds of Christmas Island"App

Discover images, bird calls, habitats and walks where you’ll find rare and spectacular seabirds and rainforests alive with birdsong with this fantastic "App" - available free from the App Store.





Bird Watching Holidays

If you are looking for an unforgettable birdwatching holiday, you will love Christmas Island. 63% of the island's 135 square kilometres is national park and the island's close proximity to South East Asia and the equator has resulted in a diverse range of bird species.

The island is large enough to have developed its own unique rainforest ecology. There are hundreds of species of birds with seven of the 13 land birds being endemic to the island, including the inquisitive Christmas Island Thrush, whose melodious evening song lends a wonderful musical quality to the tropical, palm-fringed sunsets.

Calendar for Bird Breeding on Christmas Island
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Breeding Season for Christmas Island Frigate Birds and Great Frigatebirds  
Brown Boobies nest year round
  Abbott's Boobies nesting  
Abbott's chicks on nests year round as breeding is biennial
  Red-foots nesting  
Silver Bosuns   nesting
Golden Bosuns nest year round
  Brown noddies nesting  
CI Imperial Pigeons   nesting
CI Emerald Dove   nesting
CI Thrush   nesting


Truly special sightings for those on a birdwatching holiday


Many species are quite inquisitive and those on a birdwatching holiday can be rewarded with some truly special sightings. Highlights include the rarest bobby and frigate birds in the world, the Abbotts Booby and the Christmas Island Frigatebird. With little effort is it quite easy to tick off a full list of residents in a busy week or more relaxed fortnight, though the elusive Christmas Island Hawk Owl keeps many coming back for more!




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