Many of the remote islands are home to rare bird species. Maninita, the tiny island of the Vava’u island group hosts a number of seabirds nests, and is one of the South Pacific’s most important sea bird breeding environments, unaffected by human influences.
Further North on the islands of Vavu’u and Nuiafo’ou, lies the rare Tongan Megapode. This fascinating creature incubates it’s egg’s within the volcanic warm earth. ‘Eua is known for it’s beautiful rainforests and surroundings. On the Southern of this island, you may be able to hear the call of the rare red-breasted Koki, or otherwise known as a shining parrot. This unique bird first arrived in Tonga in prehistoric times.
Other species to look out for are the Pacific Swallow, Tongan Whistler, Polynesian Triller and Pacific Pigeon. The abundance of birds throughout the Kingdom of Tonga has birdwatchers coming to visit from all over the globe.