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Green Parrot focus for Bird Lovers this December

Endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot focus for Bird Lovers this December

Join local Norfolk Island bird expert Margaret Christian, along with Derek Ball, Director of WildMob and Chair of Island Arks Australia on Norfolk Island 02-06 December. Their wealth of knowledge will provide a fun-filled week of bird watching and a highlight of the week being a presentation on the endemic and endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot.

See Norfolk Islands birds by night and enjoy guided birding tours of Norfolk Island rainforest and seabird breeding colonies. During the week a presentation by researchers and managers of the endemic and endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot will be specially presented to visiting birdwatchers.

The Norfolk Island group is a breeding site for several 100,000 seabirds including the masked booby, grey ternlet, white tern, sooty tern and wedge-tailed shearwater. Phillip Island supports one of the largest breeding populations of red-tailed tropic birds in Australia.

Save the dates 30 November-07December 2014 and take advantage of the special packages on offer starting from NZ$1839 per person twin share ex Auckland. Prices includes return ‘seat + bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, pre-paid airline taxes, meet and greet at the Norfolk airport, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (car hire surcharge AU$20 per day and petrol extra), Discover the world of Norfolk Island’s unique and endemic bird fauna with Margaret Christian (Green Eyes Tour), followed by BBQ breakfast, experience Norfolk Island Birds by night, guided birding tours of Norfolk Island’s rainforest and seabird breeding colonies, presentations by researchers and managers of the endemic and endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot, entry to the Bird Week photographic competition, meet a local Park Ranger over dinner at Mariah’s Restaurant, Half Day Island Tour, exclusive use and entry to Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, Welcome Dinner at Hilli’s Restaurant, followed by welcome briefing, Farewell Dinner followed by closing presentation, complimentary Miniature Golf – golf your way through Norfolk’s history, complimentary “A Walk in the Wild” – a unique rainforest walk and bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card. Prices are current today, subject to availability and change without notice

Optional extra activities include a Philip Island visit and Pelagic birding tours.

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