RFI New Caledonia

Subject: RFI New Caledonia
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:33:33 +0800

Two American friends and I will be visiting New Caledonia next October. I am trying to plan the trip, so I would very much appreciate any information.

The main object of our trip is of course the Kagu, but I am told that this is quite easy to find, and there are almost thirty birds I would like to see. A few other questions.

1. How long would you recommend we spend there? I was thinking four or five days on the main island, and a day trip to Lifou.

2. Does anyone have contact details of a local guide? I am told that birds such as the grassbird and the Crow Honeyeater can be tricky to find and a local guide would help. We were thinking of hiring the local guide for one maybe two days.

3. I had thought that we would be based in Noumea, but I have heard that some birds are easier to find further north. Where? And how many days would be needed? And I assume accommodation would be available close by?

4. Any hints for specific species?


Frank O'Connor Birding WA Phone : (08) 9386 5694 Email :

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