Tour 3: Kolombangara and Gizo
Kolombangara is one of our favourite islands. With relatively little highland clearance having occurred this is a great place for birding. While people of only a moderate fitness level can manage the trails around Hambere, Ringii and Imbu Ranu where some great birds including, Roviana Rail, can be found, a much higher level of fitness is needed to access the cloud forest at the lip of the caldera which is the only place to see Kolombangara Leaf Warbler. The islands of Gizo, Vella Lavella and Ranongga are all visited on this tour and each has an endemic White-eye, and chances of Heinroth’s Shearwater are quite good.