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  C Granholm Volcano, Hawaii Island Anytime English
  We have a small vacation rental business in Volcano. I can take people on a birding walk in the local area. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Within a days drive are Pu'u O'o Trail, Pu'u La'au in Mauna Kea Reserve, Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Kona sewage ponds. Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, hiking
Travel: car

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Hob Osterlund Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii Anytime English
We will spend 1-3 hours exploring the north shore habitat of Hawaii's endangered water birds, some of which are best seen on Kauai.

If you visit during season, you won't want to miss the stunning Laysan albatross. Other seabirds include red-footed booby, wedge-tailed shearwater, red-tailed tropicbird, great frigatebird and more.

Available to people of any level of physical ability. Fabulous photography opportunity.
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge

Area Birds:
Hawaiian goose (nene), duck (koloa), gallinule, coot, stilt; Laysan albatross


  Lance Tanino Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii Anytime English
  I provide private customized birding trips primarily on the west side of Hawaii Island (Big Island).

On a full-day outing we could see between 25 and 40+ species ranging from forest, grassland, urban, wetland, and coastal bird species.

We may also be able to arrange a pelagic sea birding trip out of Kona with enough advanced notice.

I grew up on the island of Oahu in the town of Kaneohe. I have been birding for over 30 years.

I am also very familiar leading birding trips to Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. Recently, I led week-long birding trips (Kauai and Hawaii Islands) for Road Scholars.

As a volunteer, I am the Hawaiian Islands Regional Editor for North American Birds journal publication (American Birding Association), Regional Editor for eBird's Hawaiian Islands and U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Editor of the 8th Edition of Hawaii's Birds (Hawaii Audubon Society guide book).
West Hawaii, between Waimea (Kamuela) and Kona, Kona Coast

Area Birds:
Apapane, Hawaii Amakihi, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Hawaiian Short-eared Owl, Black Francolin, Gray Francolin

NATURE: birdwatching, birding, twitching, photography, hiking
TRAVEL: long walk, car
VISIT: outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean


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