Birdwatching In the Solomon Islands

Wishing to get a glimpse of as many of the Solomon’s endemics, you may need to venture off the beaten tracks, which includes traveling in boats or small planes. Intrepid birders who are filled with the enthusiasm to explore Solomon’s unique birding destinations are up for an adventure, and are advised to be prepared as some of the treks into the interior mountains may involve hiking along challenging trails and requires a good level of fitness. These areas include the mountain of Guadalcanal, the higher altitude on Kolombangara and parts of Makira, Malaita and Isabel.

Perfect for Nature Lovers

One of the many islands in the Western Province. Gizo is the main point where birders set out from to the key birding areas of Kolombangara, Ranonga and, Vella Lavella. Gizo itself is home to Splendid White-eye. About a 20 minute drive inland from Ronggi Cove, you can find a lodge at the Imbu Rano that is purposely built with a large viewing deck perfect for nature lovers. And if you are an intrepid birding enthusiast, a journey around the island and through the inland valleys is a must to view more species.

Variety of Bird Species

Areas around the capital you can find White-billed Crow, Chestnut-bellied Monarch, Duchess Lorikeet, Cardnial Lory, Yellow-bibbed Lory, Ultramarine Kingfisher, Black headed Myzomela and White-winged Fantail.The high interior mountains have Woodford’s Rail, an eponymous Boobook, Hooded whistler, San Christobal Thrush, Guadalcanal Honeyeater, Guadalcanal Thicketbird, Brown Fantail and if you are extremely lucky, the almost unknown Moustached Kingfisher.

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Gizo Hotel


From $90 to $110 AUD

Gizo Hotel is a premier property on Islands Gizo boasting 51 air conditioned rooms on this...

Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association


From $40 to $60 AUD

Kolombangara is dormant or semi-extinct volcano last active probably about 10,000 years ago. It...

Imbu Rano Lodge


From $35 to $50 AUD

Kolombangara is dormant or semi-extinct volcano last active probably about 10,000 years ago. It...

Tetepare Eco-Lodge


Tetepare Island, in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, is one of the conservation...

Maringe Lagoon Lodges


Relax on the stunning Island of Santa Isabel at Maringe Lagoon Lodge. Guests enjoy a bar, a...

Hambere Village Stay


From $35 to $50 AUD

Hambere Village Stay is a cultural stay with 2 bungalows available that overlook the lagoon.

Dive Gizo & Adventure Sports


From $160 to $350 AUD

Dive Gizo offers exciting diving just minutes from Gizo. Opened in 1985 by Danny and Kerrie...

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