Bougainville July 2016

Bougainville with Markus Lagerqvist and Roger McNeill

We were on Bougainville on 23rd – 29th July , we travelled to Buin in the south and then took a very rough road up to Mosioku and then walked up to Lake Luloru, a half moon crater lake. Our highest elevation was 1600m where the habitat was dominated by huge walking palm trees and was really low on bird density. We played tapes for Black-faced Pitta and Moustached Kingfisher very frequently without any response.

Woodfords Rail and Odedi were seen along the road to Panguna Mine.

Species seen

Melanesian Scrubfowl
Pacific Reef-Heron
Pied Goshawk
Woodford’s Rail
Rufous-tailed Bush-hen
Great Crested Tern
Mackinlay’s Cuckoo-Dove
Crested Cuckoo-Dove
Claret-breasted Fruit-Dove
Red-knobbed Imperial-Pigeon
Island Imperial-Pigeon
Brush Cuckoo
Bougainville Boobook – heard only
Glossy Swiftlet
White-rumped Swiftlet
Blyth’s Hornbill
Bougainville Dwarf-Kingfisher 1 brief view and one killed by a cat
Ultramarine Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Blue-eyed Cockatoo
Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot
Eclectus Parrot
Cardinal Lory
Rainbow Lorikeet
Bougainville Honeyeater
Scarlet-naped Myzomela
Barred Cuckooshrike
Common Cicadabird
Bougainville Hooded Whistler
Oriole Whistler
Cockerell’s Fantail
Dimorphic Fantail
Brown Fantail
Bougainville Monarch
Black-and-white Monarch
Steel-Blue Flycatcher
Bougainville Crow
Island Leaf Warbler
Yellow-throated White-eye
Gray-throated White-eye
Brown-winged Starling
Singing Starling
Long-tailed Myna
Midget Flowerpecker