Birds observed on the Solander Islands 25-27 July 1985 are discussed in relation to previous records from the islands. Black Shag, Banded Rail, Song Thrush and Greenfinch have not been reported previously. Solander Island had a major colony of Buller’s mollymawk, with an estimated 4000-5000 pairs. A further 300 pairs bred on Little Solander Island, which also had a large colony of Common Diving Petrels. On Little Solander, New Zealand’s southernmost gannet colony, were 20-10 Australasian Gannets. Red-crowned Parakeets seem to have displaced Yellow-crowned Parakeets on the Solander Islands since 1948. The faunal relationships of the Solander Islands are discussed, as is the apparent effect of predation by introduced weka on Solander Island.