Eastern Curlew

Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean

Seabirds (mostly remain on the open sea, nest on islands and on the coast): Index / Photos

Photos of Land / Forest Birds found on Vanuatu with links to species pages

Index / Photos: Wetland BirdsDucks and Grebes


Birds of Inland and Coastal Waters / Shore and Wading Birds

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopusCurlews

Ducks / Teals found in Vanuatu


Egrets / Herons

Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)Godwits (Shorebirds)




Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)Plovers


White-faced HeronsStints

Stone-curlews (Waders)


Terns / Noddies



Striated Heron, Butorides striata, also known as Mangrove Heron or Little HeronBlack-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosaMasked Lapwing with chickSouth Island Oystercatcher, Haematopus finschiAustralian PelicanDouble-banded PloverGreater Sand PloverMongolian Plover (Charadrius mongolus)Oriental PloverPacific Golden PloverCommon Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucosPectoral SandpiperSharp-tailed SandpiperRed-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)Beach Stone-curlew, Esacus giganteus also known as Beach Thick-kneeGrey-tailed Tattler, Tringa brevipesWandering Tattler, Tringa incana Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)Common TernLittle Tern (Sternula albifrons) Roseate TernBridled TernSooty Tern on EggsSwift Tern (Thalasseus bergii)White TernsBlack Noddy HeadBrown Noddy or Common Noddy (Anous stolidus)Grey NoddyTurnstones


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