Black-faced Pitta © Nobuo Matsumura

Taste of Solomons 2: Isabel Black-faced Pitta Hunt [17th – 23rd September 2019]

This 8 day short tour concentrates on the island of Santa Isabel in the northern part of the Solomon’s archipelago. This is the home of some of the least known and rarest birds on the planet including the shy and retiring Black-faced Pitta, the Solomon’s Frogmouth, Woodford’s Rail and the awesome Fearful Owl.

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  • Tour Duration
    8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    6
All about the Taste of Solomons 2: Isabel Black-faced Pitta Hunt [17th – 23rd September 2019].

This 8 day short tour concentrates on the island of Santa Isabel in the northern part of the Solomon’s archipelago. This is the home of some of the least known and rarest birds on the planet including the shy and retiring Black-faced Pitta, the Solomon’s Frogmouth, Woodford’s Rail and the awesome Fearful Owl.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Checklist
  • Guide services of tour leader
  • Group tips & gratuities
  • Transfers once tour has started
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Flights (Domestic & International)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry
  1. Day 1 Brisbane to Honiara

    Fly Brisbane to Honiara.

  2. Day 2 Fly from Honiara to Santa Isabel and take boat to Buala

    Take the early flight to Fera on Santa Isabel and transfer by boat to Buala.

  3. Days 3 - 5 Birding Tirotonga

    Meet with guide and hike up to Tirotonga. Explore the Tirotonga area. This is home not only to the Black-faced Pitta and Fearful Owl but also to a full supporting cast of parrots and pigeons and other great birds such as Santa Isabel (Woodford’s) Rail, Sanford’s Sea Eagle, Solomons Frogmouth and White-billed Crow.

  4. Day 6 Tirotonga to Buala

    Morning in Tirotonga then hike back down to Buala.

  5. Day 7 Tasia & Honiara

    Morning boat trip to Tasia for Island Monarch. Afternoon flight to Honiara.

  6. Day 8 Honiara birding before onward flight

    Take an early morning guided bird tour up Mt Austen just outside Honiara to look for Ultramarine Kingfisher and Buff-headed Coucal, Yellow-bibbed Lory etc. Return to Honiara in time for the afternoon flight back to Brisbane.

This tour involves flights in small planes, a sea crossing in a small boat and a hike up into the mountains to Tirotonga village and the pitta sites. Although porters can be arranged to carry your equipment a good level of fitness is required.