St Helena, Ascension Island & Tristan da Cunha

St Helena Plover (Wirebird) Charadius sanctaehelenae
Birding British Overseas Territories

Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cuna are all British overseas Territories in the South Atlantic with the nearest land mass most often being Africa or Antarctica. Below you will find links to their individual pages. Follow those links to detailed information on each of the islands.

Often on pelagic cruises all three islands will be visited so that the majority of trip reports cover all three territories.

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Useful Reading

  • A Guide to the Birds of St Helena and Ascension Island

    | By Neil McCulloch | RSPB | 2004 | Paperback | 92 Pages, Colour Illustrations | ISBN: 9781901930467 Buy this book from
  • St Helena and Ascension Island: A Natural History

    | By Philip & Myrtle Ashmole | Anthony Nelson | 2000 | Hardback | 475 pages, 32 pp colour illustrations, line drawings, maps, diagrams, cased | ISBN: 9780904614619 Buy this book from

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