On land, the forests and rivers are home to some species of birds and frogs unique to the Solomons. Under the water, the islands have one of the highest diversities of coral and fish species anywhere in the world including several that are new to science.
There are at least 173 different species of birds. You may see flashes of brilliant colour from the many parrot species, perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the beautifully named Red Knobbed Imperial Pigeon or a Solomon Eagle soaring high overhead or feel the lightest brush of wind as one of the 130 species of butterflies flutters past.
The most famous of the birds is probably the megapode or incubator bird. The bird nests in thermal sand on islands in the Central and Western Provinces. When the eggs hatch the babies are able to fly as soon as their wings dry.