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Fiji

When: Mar 22, 2018 12:00 AM to Apr 06, 2018 12:00 AM
Contact:
Dan van den Broek

March/April 2018 | Fiji… tropical paradise of the South Pacific. Over 300 islands compose this tiny country, and together, they provide an array of habitats that support a rich diversity of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Encircling the islands are vibrant coral reefs, an attractive bonus to any marine enthusiast.

Collared Lory by Keith Roper
Collared Lory by Keith Roper

Fiji… tropical paradise of the South Pacific. Over 300 islands compose this tiny country, and together, they provide an array of habitats that support a rich diversity of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Encircling the islands are vibrant coral reefs, an attractive bonus to any marine enthusiast. Yet best of all, The Fijian people are famously friendly and will greet us everywhere with a big smile and a hearty, "Bula!" We’ll experience a bit of the Fijian’s magical culture first-hand when we participate in one of their age-old kava ceremonies, a tradition that has gone unchanged for centuries. Among Fiji’s birds are 28 species found nowhere else on Earth. We’ll have a good chance of seeing most of these "endemics," including the charismatic Collared Lory and the elusive Silktail. With our Fijian guide, we’ll bird the largest island, Viti Levu, in search species like the Masked Shining Parrot, Barking Imperial Pigeon, and Fiji Parrotfinch. Then we’ll visit two of the smaller islands, Kadavu and Taveuni, the former being home to the endemic Crimson Shining Parrot and Kadavu Fantail. It is here too, that we’ll have wonderful opportunities to snorkel and/or scuba dive on the Great Astrolabe Reef. On the island of Taveuni, we’ll look for the magnificent Orange Dove and the Many-colored Fruit-dove, while having time to enjoy more snorkeling and the island’s beautiful beach. 

Fee: $3,995 members / $4,395 non-member Deposit: $2,000 

Leader: Dr. Ivan Phillipsen, Trip Leader & local guides

Group size: limited to 14 participants

Fee Includes: All ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, local guide fees and tips, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. 

Not included: Airfare to & from Portland, and dinners.

 
REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

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