Solomon Islands Sea-Eagle

The Sanford's Sea-eagle was discovered by and named after Dr. Leonard C. Sanford, a trustee for the American Museum of Natural History. The first description was by Ernst Mayr in 1935. It can reach a length between 70 and 90 cm and a weight between 2.3 and 2.7 kg. The wingspan is between 165 and 185 cm. It is the only large predator on the Solomon Islands. The eagles inhabits coastal forests and lakes up to an altitude of about 1500 m asl.

The Solomon Islands Sea-Eagle is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

chain, fantastic views of two Solomon Islands sea-eagles in their nesting tree on Kolombangara, as well as host of endemic white-eyes, fantails and monarchs. Whilst we are unlikely to see all the birds listed below during the WPO shore excursions, with a little luck on our side, we should hopefully encounter a good proportion of them. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Haliaeetus
Species : sanfordi
Authority : Mayr, 1935