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A Birdwatcher’s Guide to Vanuatu

Although Vanuatu has a relatively small population of birds (approximately 121 recorded species), the opportunities for bird watching here are unique with 9 endemic species and around 6 endangered species. Birdwatchers enjoying a break at our holiday resort Vanuatu may be lucky enough to spot some of the many species of seabirds that make their home in the waters that surround Efate, while those that venture into the island’s forests, freshwater lakes and volcanic regions may be treated to rare sightings of the chestnut-bellied kingfisher, royal parrotfinch, buff bellied monarch and mountain starling.

Large patches of Vanuatu close to our Port Vila accommodation are covered in forest; evergreen tropical forest in the lowlands and hills which are exposed to the wind, and semi deciduous forests in the drier, wind-protected areas. Evergreen cloud forests grow on the highlands and offer some of the best bird watching opportunities in Vanuatu. Guests at our holiday resort Vanuatu who want to experience the cloud forests for themselves can take a day trip to Durviara Conservation Area on the island of Ambae. This stunning 50 acre reserve protects more than 25 bird species, as well as a plethora of rare plants and orchids and several species of freshwater fish. Committed birdwatchers at our accommodation Vanuatu can also take an internal flight to the Vathe Conservation area on Santo, which is thought to be home to around 80% of the nation’s land and freshwater bird species.

Book your stay at Benjor Beach Club holiday resort Vanuatu now and start planning your break today!

Benjor Beach Club Devils Point Road Mele Bay, Port Vila Vanuatu   Ph: +678 26078   Fax: +678 26897