Photos of Sea Birds / Waders / Shorebirds / Lake & River / Wetland Birds Found in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean

Alphabetic Index of Birds Found on Vanuatu and Map


Below are photos of the birds found on Vanuatu that are associated with bodies of water or wetlands. Each photo is linked to the respective species page

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White-tailed Tropicbird
Grey Petrel
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Arctic Skua - dark phase
Spotless Crake
Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia)
Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as the Antarctic Giant Petrel, Giant Fulmar, Stinker, and Stinkpot
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Tahiti Petrel
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) - Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
Eastern Curlew
Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
Audubon's Shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri
Pomarine Skua, Stercorarius pomarinus, known as Pomarine Jaeger
Wilson's Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus), also known as Wilson's Petrel
Mottled Petrel
Little Pied Cormorant
Red-footed Boobies
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Tahiti Petrel
Greater Frigatebird
Wedge-tailed Shearwater - pale morph
Black-winged Petrel (Pterodroma nigripennis)
Providence Petrel (Pterodroma solandri)
Bulwer’s Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii)
Masked Boobies
Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta)
Antarctic Prion, Pachyptila desolata, also known as the Totorore
Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel
Cape Petrel