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GPS Coordinates 22°7.584′S, 166°26.574′E

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Land Birds 30 species
Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) 12 Now easily seen on any visit to Riviera Bleue; 5 seen at Riviere Bleue each day
Yellow-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca flaviventris) 10 Riviere Bleue,
Melanesian Whistler (Pachycephala caledonica) 8 6 at Riviere Bleue, 2 at Farino
New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides) 6 Farino, La Roche Percee and Gohapin
Barred Honeyeater (Glycifohia undulata) 6 3 at Farino, 3 at Riviere Bleue
Melanesian Flycatcher (Myiagra caledonica) 6 Farino and Riviere Bleue
Grey-eared Honeyeater (Lichmera incana) 4 Mont Dore
Goliath Imperial Pigeon (Ducula goliath) 4 2 at Riviere Bleue, 2 at Farino
South Melanesian Cuckooshrike (Coracina caledonica) 4 Farino
Fan-tailed Gerygone (Gerygone flavolateralis) 4 2 at Farino and 2 at Riviere Bleue
Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta) 4 Riviere Bleue,
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) 3 Near Farino
Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) 3 Riviere Bleue,
Long-tailed Triller (Lalage leucopyga) 2 Riviere Bleue,
Southern Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides) 2 1 at Riviere Bleue, 1 at Farino - Phil's first record there
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) 2 Anse Vata
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) 2 An adult with juvenile at La Foa
New Caledonian Myzomela (Myzomela caledonica) 2 Riviere Bleue and Farino
Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana) 2 Road Side Observation Riviera Bleue National Park; Riviere Bleue, the rarest bird on New Caledonia
New Caledonian Thicketbird (Megalurulus mariei) 2 Roadside Observation Farino NP
Cloven-feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea) 2 1 at Riviere Bleue, 1 at Farino
New Caledonian Cuckooshrike (Coracina analis) 2 Riviere Bleue,
New Caledonian Friarbird (Philemon diemenensis) 1 Riviere Bleue,
Green-backed White-eye (Zosterops xanthochroa) 1 Common in forest
Striated Starling (Aplonis striata) 1 Riviere Bleue, La Roche Percee and Gohapin
White-bellied Goshawk (Accipiter haplochrous) 1 Riviere Bleue, great looks
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) 1 Uncommon
Pacific Reef Heron (Egretta sacra) 1 Anse Vata
New Caledonian Parakeet (Cyanoramphus saisseti) 1 Riviere Bleue,
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) 1 Near La Foa
Seabirds 4 species
Tahiti Petrel (Pseudobulweria rostrata) 10 La Roche Percee with about 100 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) 10 Anse Vata
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) 1 Phil's first record from Riviere Bleue
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus) 1 Anse Vata