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I lead a one hour nature tour at the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park three days a week.
Reside about 2 miles outside of the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii`i. The island has both native Hawaiian birds and introduced birds from all over the world.
The town I live in is Volcano and is about 4000 feet above sea level. The weather fluctuates a lot and can go from warm sunny and clear to cold, wet and windy within a few hours.
Hawaiian Honeycreepers, introduced Asian birds
Nature: bird watching, swimming, beach, surfing
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, biking, long walk
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, arboretum, architecture appreciation, antique
Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theater, live music
Participate: hula, beer, social games
Volcano, Hawaii Island
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.
Nature: birdwatching, hiking
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Hawaii Birding Babe
I am a professional, licensed, and insured guide based out of Honolulu offering birding tours in Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. My goal with every birding trip is to help you view, learn about, and enjoy more birds! Whether you're a serious birder with a target species list on an endemic bird quest, a novice birder looking forward to some life birds while taking in the views on a scenic hike, or seeking an ultimate birding experience across multiple islands, I'm happy to provide customized excursions to create your ultimate Hawaii birding experience.
I have dedicated my life to avian conservation and have always been an educator and a birder. I am proud to work for Pacific Rim Conservation part time and volunteer for James Campbell NWR, Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project, and Maui Forest Birds Recovery Project when I'm not guiding. I look forward to sharing Hawaii's beautiful birds, unique wildlife, and the projects in place to help save them with you!
The islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island
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
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