Christmas Island Birding
Christmas Island 2010
January 12, 2010 — January 14, 2010
A birding and photgraphy trip to see the endemics and other specialities (plus vagrants) of Christmas Island.
We found this Cock way outside of town and it took me about half an hour to call him in with my best impression of Foghorn Leghorn! He was calling back to me but as soon as he saw us he was off like a shot, a truely magnificent specimen. These birds are 'feral' on the island.
The golf course is a great place to bird. The White-eyes are hard to see on the island. I got mine at the rear of the golf course. The Hawk-Owl was near the tea rooms.Read more.
A Malayan Night Heron was a highlight on this track.Read more.
Asian Koel was here ... the trick to finding these it to look for the fruiting trees.Read more.
Behind the Sunset Apartments and opposite the dive centre, there is a lady who feeds birds at dawn. Between about 6-6:30am, Java Sparrows and Tree Sparrows can be seen in the bushes in front of the dive centre.Read more.