Lord Howe Island is Australia's premier bird watching destination, with 18 breeding landbirds and 14 species of seabirds breeding here in tens of thousands. The island also boasts more than 200 migratory and visiting bird species. One special bird is the Lord Howe Island woodhen - a flightless endemic species saved from extinction by a local conservation effort.
Guided walks to sea bird colonies, boat trips to Ball's Pyramid and Roach Island, lectures on birds and current research, museum displays and bird photography sessions. Charges may apply for some activities. Oxley Travel, Lord Howe specialists, are offering all inclusive packages during bird week. Visit the website for full details.