An enjoyment of the wildlife of this unique Indian Ocean jewel
-endemic birds
-land crabs
-other wildlife
-threats to wildlife
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Visiting Christmas Island

Christmas Island Tourism Association have all of the appropriate knowledge and contacts to organise a visit to Christmas Island. They also have a visitors centre at The Settlement to help you during your visit.

When to visit:
January to July is good for breeding seabirds although they are all present throughout the year.
Red Crab migration and breeding is November - December, but is dependant on rain and tides. Land crabs can be seen all year although not in such large numbers.
Whale Sharks time their presence with the crab breeding: November - December.
The reef at Flying Fish Cove is good for corals and fishes all year.

Birdwatching on Christmas Island
As well as the quality endemic bird species and the highly visible seabirds, there are a selection of other bird species to look for.

Naturally Occuring Breeding Species
Nankeen Ketrel Falco cenchroides

Introduced Breeding Species

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia

Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

Mongolian Sandplover Charadrius mongolus