ST HELENA

ST HELENA

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St Helena is an island paradise, with an adventure around every corner, set at one of the most isolated land coordinates in the world, 15.9650 degrees south and 5.7089 degrees west.

On land and by sea, the sights and sounds of the birdlife of St Helena are certain to delight. Inextricably wrapped up in the island’s history, the story of St Helena’s birdlife – a legacy of colonisation of the island by man and the animals introduced, brought about extinctions and rarity – and is fast becoming one of conservations success and recovery.

Take time to explore the island to observe the rare and reclusive native Moorhen, or the variety of naturalised songbirds and be prepared to be ‘visited’ by inquisitive Fairy (White) Terns. Observe the colonies of Noddies, Boobies, Petrels and Terns on the island’s offshore stacks by boat or take a coastal walk to observe the remarkable conservation success story unfolding on the coastal cliffs where populations of Masked Boobies and Red-billed Tropicbirds are re-establishing themselves in ever increasing numbers on the mainland.

The endemic Wirebird (St Helena Plover) is a source of national pride and a tour to observe its behaviour in the wild is not to be missed. It is the last surviving endemic land bird on St Helena.

With new and improved access, St Helena is becoming globally connected and is striving to become a green-environmentally and blue – marine sustainable island destination.

Airlink fly to St Helena on Saturday of each week from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa and the six-hour flight starts from approximately £810 return.

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Address: Tourism Office | Canister | Jamestown | St Helena Island | STHL 1ZZ | Tel: +290 22158

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