Tag Archives: Birdwatching

Snapshot: O’ahu ‘Elepaio

I had mentioned earlier this year how one of my favorite sights on O’ahu trails was seeing O’ahu ‘Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis) on Wiliwilinui Ridge trail. Well today, I hiked the Wiliwilinui Ridge trail again, and wouldn’t you know it, another … Continue reading

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Birds of Hakalau

Finally, I was able to cross off something that I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time. Over the weekend, our regular group of Manoa Cliff volunteers was able to help with the Hakalau National Wildlife refuge on the … Continue reading

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Feral birds at the Honolulu Zoo

Watching the bird life at the Honolulu Zoo is an interesting thing. Certainly the zoo’s collection of birds is quite impressive. But from an urban birder’s perspective, the zoo is interesting in another way. Simply put, the zoo’s feral bird … Continue reading

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Big Island Part 2: Giffard’s Hope

A few hours before flying back to Honolulu, we decided to check out Volcanoes National Park. With such little time, we could only afford to rush Kipuka Puaulu.

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Snapshot: Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Wedge-tailed Shearwaters or ‘Ua’u Kani (Puffinus pacificus) are some of the most common seabirds here in Hawai’i. But seeing them amongst human habitation, well I just had to make a post about it. There are many nesting sites in the … Continue reading

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Birdwatching at ‘Iolani Palace

I had some time to check out an interesting spot to watch some birds. ‘Iolani Palace is mere blocks from busy Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu. But even though it’s in the heart of a dense urban area, the palace does … Continue reading

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‘Alae’ula: surprise guests at a party

First off, I would like to congratulate my good friend Art for getting his Master’s degree. I was at his graduation party on Sunday at The Oahu Club in Hawai’i Kai to celebrate. I actually had no plans this weekend … Continue reading

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Breeding season at Ka’ena Point

Each winter, Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) come to Ka’ena Point on O’ahu to mate and breed.

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There are native Hawaiian Coots in my backyard…

Today’s short post is mostly going to be photos of a native bird that can still be easily seen here on O’ahu. Not in some far off reserve, but a short 20 min. drive from downtown Honolulu.

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Birds of the Pihea Trail

A couple of weeks back, I went to Koke’e State Park on the island of Kaua’i to check out the native plants and animals. Just to have a little fun with it, I’ll describe what I saw as if I … Continue reading

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