Science & Environment
I’m on a personal quest to see as many Australian birds as possible. So far I’ve clocked up 823 species. Of these 823 species, I saw 121 on Australian islands. Clearly, Australian birders wanting to see all our beautiful birds must visit our enticing islands.
Seabirds produce ultra-fertile soils that suit special plants.
Its mantle of fame spread by Charles Darwin and his generations of scientific followers, the Galápagos archipelago is a fascinating place to visit, with plenty that’s surprising.
Both the huge and tiny creatures that often inhabit islands show us that animal sizes are far from fixed.
28 previously unnamed islands and features in the Australian Antarctic Territory have been given imaginative crowd-sourced titles.
The blue tiger (top) and clearwing swallowtail are just two of the 40-plus butterfly species to be found on the South Cumberland Islands off the coast of Queensland.
It’s easy to fall for Vanuatu. In these tropical islands of adventure, you can climb an active volcano, swim into a cathedral cave and abseil down waterfalls.