BIG ISLAND ENDEMIC BIRDING EXCURSION

Hawaii Birding Babe looks forward to sharing Big Island's endemic forest birds with you. We will start our morning searching for the rare and endangered Palila in the sub-alpine dry forest on the slopes of Mauna Kea. From there we will trek to kipukas amongst lava fields on Mauna Loa to enjoy Big Islands endemic birds and plants. 

Highlight Target Species: Palila, Hawaii Amakihi, Hawaii Elepaio, Apapane, I'iwi, Akiapolaau

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Days of Operation: Hawaii Birding Babe specializes in catering to each guest based their availability (weather permitting), their birding style, and their desired target species.

Inclusions: Snacks, checklists, transportation, the use of binoculars if needed, and fun! 

Departure: This is a personalized and private tour with a pick up and drop off destination of your choosing, even if your accommodations are outside of Waikoloa.

Duration: The recommended start time is 7:30am at the trailhead, as most bird activity takes place earlier in the day. The pick up time will be determined based upon where your accommodations are located. This a full day of birding.

Recommendations: Lightweight long pants, sturdy hiking shoes and a lightweight raincoat, as the trail difficulty is not challenging but has rocky and uneven terrain.

To book a tour please contact Hawaii Birding Babe with the following information:

  • Your full name and the number of people in your party.
  • Your email and phone number.
  • Which hotel you're staying at in Big Island.
  • Your preferred tour date and the dates you'll be in Big Island.
  • Your Hawaii target species, if you have any.
  • If you're a photographer and would like to spend more time capturing each bird.

Hawaii Birding Babe specializes in customizing her birding tours to cater to your requests and exceed your expectations

Find out more about your Birding Guide HERE
Read Mandy's Birding Tour Reviews HERE

BIRDS WE MIGHT SEE ON THIS TOUR:
African Silverbill
Akiapolaau (rare) -Hawaiian endemic species
Apapane -Hawaiian endemic species
Cattle Egret
Common Myna
Common Waxbill
Erckel's Francolin
Eurasian Skylark
Gray Francolin
Hawaii Amakihi -Big Island endemic species
Hawaii Elepaio -Big Island endemic species
Hawaiian Owl -Hawaiian endemic subspecies
House Finch
House Sparrow
I'iwi -Hawaiian endemic species
Japanese White-eye
Kalij Pheasant
Northern Cardinal
Pacific Golden Plover (Aug. -May)
Palila -Hawaiian endemic species
Red-billed Leothrix
Ring-necked Pheasant
Saffron Finch
Scaly-brested Munia
Spotted Dove
Wild Turkey
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Zebra Dove

For a more complete list of Big Island's species click HERE

Return to Hawaii Birding Babe's Birding Tour page HERE

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