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Christmas Island Citizen Science Program

By May 31, 2019July 2nd, 2019No Comments

Have you an enquiring mind, want to make a difference and enjoy the outdoors?

Join our citizen science program and discover the natural wonder of Christmas Island.

Birds See many rare and endemic forest and seabirds.
Twice Weekly – Watch the National Park team feed young or injured birds to re-introduce into the wild. Maybe see the rare Abbott’s Booby. (free)

Bird and Nature Week

27 August – 3 September
Join researchers and natural history experts for a week-long immersion in birds and wildlife. Find the elusive Christmas Island Hawk Owl.

Reptiles Home to five endemic reptiles: two are in a breeding program for eventual release.

Weekly Tour the Research Station to see the endemic Blue-Tailed Skink and Lister’s Gecko (free)

Lizard Census

July 16-23 and July 23-30
Work along side the National Park team to count the critically endangered Blue-Tailed Skinks and Lister’s Geckos and rebuild their home.

Marine Debris Collection and Audit

June 21-28
Volunteers and locals, collect and audit marine debris from the Island’s beaches. In 2018 over 140,000 items, weighing 4000kg collected.

Sea Week

September 6 -13
Celebrate our Seas – Underwater Film Festival, Turtles walk and talk, diving, early morning swims information sessions and more.

Have you an enquiring mind, want to make a difference and enjoy the outdoors?
Join our citizen science program and discover the natural wonder of Christmas Island.
Contact the Christmas Island Visitor Centre for information and bookings