New Caledonia is a seriously ancient chip off the once enormous Gondwanaland block, New Caledonia hosts, in addition to Kagu, one of the most extraordinary aggregations of endemic plants and birds, as well as several endemic mammals and reptiles. During our time on the mainland, or “Grande Terre”, we will seek out such specialities as White-bellied Goshawk, Goliath Imperial Pigeon (the world’s largest arboreal pigeon), the lovely Cloven-feathered Dove, New Caledonian and the rare Horned Parakeets, the endangered and most peculiar Crow Honeyeater, New Caledonian Myzomela, Barred Honeyeater, New Caledonian Friarbird, Yellow-bellied Flyrobin, New Caledonian Whistler, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, Striated Starling, Green-backed White-eye, and the superb Red-throated Parrotfinch.
Visits to the island of Lifou for Small and Large Lifou White-eyes and Ouvea for Ouvea Parakeet can be arranged in addition.
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
New Caledonia: Kagu, New Caledonian Goshawk, Goliath Pigeon, Cloven-feathered Dove, Crested & Red-crowned Parakeet, New Caledonian & Melanesian Cuckooshrikes, Long-tailed Triller, New Caledonian Gerygone, New Caledonian Whistler, New Caledonian Starling, New Caledonian Myzomela, Dark-brown, Barred & Crow Honeyeater, New Caledonian Friarbird, New Caledonian Crow & Red-throated Parrotfinch, New Caledonian Thicketbird (New Caledonian Grass Warbler, New Caledonian Grassbird) Lifou: Small & Large Lifou White-eye, Red-bellied Fruit Dove, Cardinal Myzomela Ouvea: Ouvea Parakeet
Tongan Flying Fox
various forest types, small islands, beaches, shoreline, open ocean
mostly tropical conditions; warm and humid with some rain expected, can be very cool in the highlands
8 with 1 Rockjumper Leader or 9 - 12 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
mostly easy with some short walks over steep ground, with the possibility of one very steep and strenuous optional hike for a specific target species
comfortable lodges & hotels
moderate with some tricky species
great food, little-explored islands, fantastic scenery, fascinating collage of landscapes & culture, lovely accommodation
27 Aug 2024 - 31 Aug 2024 (5 days)
EUR2,695 - No Spaces Available
Tour Leader: Glen Valentine
01 Oct 2025 - 05 Oct 2025 (5 days)
EUR3,000 - Spaces Available
Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth
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