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Christmas Island Birding Tour, Australia - 7 Days

Christmas Island Birding Tour, Australia

Birdwatching & Fauna Tour in Christmas Island, Australia

This leisurely-paced 7-day Christmas Island Birding Tour is available as a set departure. The annual Christmas Island Bird & Nature Week usually takes place in August and September and offers birders the opportunity to get hands-on experience of conservation work, as well as a chance to interact closely with international authorities on nature and wildlife.

Uninhabited until the late 19th century, two-thirds of the 135-square-kilometre Christmas Island has been designated a national park, while the nearby reefs are protected marine reserves. The island's position northwest of Perth and south of Java have made it an important coastal nesting area for seabirds, including Brown, Red-footed and Abbott's Boobies, Christmas Frigatebirds, the Common Noddy and Golden Bosuns. Further inland you will find the Christmas Imperial Pigeon and Christmas Thrush. In addition, more than 86 migrants have been recorded.

This Christmas Island birding trip will also give you the opportunity to observe the region's remarkable 20 species of crab, of which 13 are designated as land crabs.

On this Christmas Island birding trip, our dedicated researchers and natural history experts offer a week-long immersion in this unique ecosystem, with daily activities such as banding Goshawks, monitoring Brown Boobies and spotting and identifying the island’s more than 20 species of crab. There is also a busy programme of professional talks and presentations covering all aspects of nature and conservation.

Bird & Nature Week guests are also offered the option to extend their stay in Australia’s Indian Ocean islands and participate in the Cocos (Keeling) Island add-on, which is all-inclusive.

Christmas Island Birding Tour highlights include:

  • The opportunity for birders to visit a critical nesting area in the Indian Ocean, most notably for rare and endangered seabirds
  • A chance to see Christmas Island's remarkable collection of more than 20 crabs
  • Participate in citizen science working alongside ornithologists as they band Goshawks, monitor Brown Boobies, and collect data on the local wildlife
  • Enjoy stimulating nightly talks and presentations about conservation projects on and off the island

Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.

If you fancy a different sort of birdwatching experience why not consider our Birding Victoria and Lake Mungo Tour

Alternative Tour Name: Christmas Island – Bird & Nature Week 2022
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival

Guest arrival and evening welcome dinner

Overnight: The Sunset, ocean view room

Dinner provided.

Day 2
Day 2 - Welcome to Christmas Island

Morning: Welcome tour

Afternoon: Christmas Island National Park Conservation Programs

Overnight: The Sunset, ocean view room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 3
Day 3 - Bosuns and Boobies

Day tour: Bosuns and boobies

Evening talk: The ecology of Christmas Island

Overnight: The Sunset, ocean view room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 4
Day 4 - Naturalist Tour

Day tour: Naturalist tour

Evening talk: Threatended species

Overnight: The Sunset, ocean view room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 5
Day 5 - Goshawk Banding

Day tour: Goshawk banding

Evening talk: Cat control and eradication

Overnight: The Sunset, ocean view room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 6
Day 6 - Abbott’s Boobies

Day tour: Tracking Abbott’s boobies at sea

Evening talk: Tracking boobies and frigatebirds

Overnight: The Sunset, ocean view room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 7
Day 7 - Dolly Beach and RAMSAR Wetlands

Day tour: Dolly Beach and Hosnies Springs (RAMSAR Wetland) walking tour

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 8
Day 8 - Departure or optional extension to Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Free time: Relax, shop, enjoy the township.

Breakfast provided.

Wildlife species expected to see:

King parrot, turquoise parrot, gang-gang cockatoo, glossy black cockatoo, white-naped honeyeater, sooty oystercatcher, azure and sacred kingfisher, yellow-tailed cockatoo, forty spotted pardalotes, tawny crowned honey eater, mallee fowl, mallee emu-wren, red-capped Robin, mallee ringneck, golden bosun, Abbott’s booby, Christmas Island Goshawk, Red-footed booby and more…

What is included?

  • Return airfares ex-Perth with Virgin
  • 7 nights accommodation at The Sunset, Ocean View room
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 days guided touring
  • Daily breakfast, dinner
  • 6 x lunches
  • Applicable taxes.

What is not included?

  • Domestic or international airfares other than specified
  • Pre- or post-tour accommodation
  • Guide services other than specified
  • Meals/beverages other than specified
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Optional tours/services.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary and "what is included"

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Why should I book with Australian Geographic Travel?

Unique vistas and off-the-beaten-path adventures await you on your Australian Geographic trips. Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring scenery, bird viewing, and animal conservation while interacting with locals and learning about our ancient First Nations culture. It is awe-inspiring to travel with us since we provide everything from local seafood to flights into World Heritage-listed wilderness areas.

What is the meal plan included in the price?

Daily breakfast, dinner, 6 x lunches

What is pace of the tour?

It is moderately difficult.

How is the accommodation?

The accommodation with a sunset view of the ocean

Join Our Fixed Tour Starting Date

Tour Dates Tour Availability From Price Spaces Left
29/08/2023 - 04/09/2023 available AUD 3,620
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7 Days

Price & Availability

AUD3,982 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: Australian Geographic Travel

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Tour Facts

  • Christmas Island, Australia
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 30 pax
  • 7 Days
  • +15 Years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English
  • Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport or Contact Us To Know
  • Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport or Contact Us To Know