Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is a part of New South Wales. It’s less than two hours flying from either Sydney or Brisbane off Australia's east coast. It is one of just four island groups to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for the global significance of its natural beauty and heritage.
The island has stunning scenery including a lagoon protected by a coral reef. There are some 130 permanent and migratory birds including 14 species of seabirds that breed here and the famous Lord Howe Island Woodhen that was saved from extinction by a local conservation effort.
The following birds have been photographed on the island during the course of several trips taken between September to February.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Black-winged Petrel (Pterodroma nigripennis)
Buff-Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
Common Noddy (Anous minutus)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps idica)
Magpie-Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
Pacific Black cross Mallard Duck (Anas superciliosa X A. platyrhyncos)
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata)
Whimberel (Numenius phaeopus)
White-eye (Zosterops tephropleura)
White Tern (Gygis alba)
Woodhen (Tricholimnas sylvestris)