Hawaii Birdwatching

Welcome to HAWAII BIRDWATCHING (Twitter: #BirdwatchHawaii)!

This group supports a broad range of birders of all abilities (beginning, young, and experienced) in this growing community of birders in the Aloha State. YOUR POST MUST RELATE TO BIRDWATCHING OR BIRD CONSERVATION IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND INCLUDE A SUMMARY THAT DESCRIBES & EDUCATES OUR MEMBERSHIP.

This group was created by Lance Tanino (Manu Conservation provides private birding and nature tours in the Hawaiian Islands) for anyone interested in BIRDWATCHING and BIRD CONSERVATION in the Hawaiian Islands, the most isolated archipelago in the world (Big Island, Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i, Kaho'olawe, O'ahu, Kaua'i and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands). Members (beginner birders through experienced birders) share their observations, sightings, anecdotes, questions, articles related to birding and bird conservation within the islands. An invaluable online resource is Bishop Museum's "The Birds of The Hawaiian Islands - Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status by Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle." http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/Default.htm

In order to prevent clutter on the page, please post updates or photos of birds already reported as comments in the original post, rather than creating an entirely new post.


1. Be nice and show your ALOHA SPIRIT! smile emoticon

2. Posting photos are allowed, HOWEVER, please educate us with information behind your photo. Include DATE, LOCATION and SPECIES name(s) with all photos.

3. If you only want to share your photos without information, Hawaii Birding is a recommended page for that: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HawaiiBirding/?ref=br_tf)

4. We welcome ID help requests, but give it a try on your own first. HAWAII'S BIRDS (Hawaii Audubon Society) is excellent along with other online resources. In your post, explain to us why you think it may be a particular species. We are more than willing to help you.

Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)!