Christmas Island Birding Guide
There are a few locations on Christmas where you can go to see most of the island's unique birds. Christmas Island has a number of birds that are 'endemic', that is, they are found nowhere else on Earth. It's not particularly difficult to see these if you know where to look and what to look for.
Where are the main birding sites?
Where can you go to see the unique birds?
Click on a bird to see a map of where they've been seen and images of what they look like
Christmas Island Imperial-pigeon
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 booby and frigatebirds 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!