The Hawai‘i Birding Trails website is your guide to finding Hawai‘i’s birds. Use the interactive map to explore hotspots along our birding trails and plan your trip with printable checklists. Read all about our many feathered residents in an easy to use search page. New trails are being planned, so check back in to find your next birding adventure.

Honokōhau Harbor

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Wawaloli Beach Park

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Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)

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Mauna Kea County Recreation Park

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Kaūmana Caves County Park

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Rainbow Falls State Park

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Hilo International Airport (ITO)

Airplane

Carlsmith County Beach Park

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station

Bathroom

Ma‘alaea Harbor

BathroomBoat

Keālia Pond Visitor Center

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Kahului Airport

Airplane

Haleakala National Park

BathroomParkPicnic

Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Coastal Wetland

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
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Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary

Coastal Wetland

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SIDE TRIP: Wai‘ānapanpa State Park

Open Ocean

Waianapanapa State Park
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Kahakapao Recreation Area

Wet forest

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Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

Dry forest

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Waikamoi Preserve (The Nature Conservancy-PRIVATE)

Wet forest

TNC Waikamoi Preserve
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Hosmer Grove (Haleakalā National Park)

Dry forest

Hosmer Grove
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Leleiwi Overlook (Haleakalā National Park)

Dry forest

Leleiwi Overlook
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Open Ocean

Open Ocean

Keāhole Point

Open Ocean

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Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

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Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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Waiki‘i (off Old Saddle Road)

Pasture and grasslands

Driving

Palila Forest Discovery Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Trail

Wet forest

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Kaulana Manu Nature Trail

Wet forest

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Kaūmana Trail

Wet forest

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Wailoa River State Park

Coastal Wetland

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Loko Waka Pond

Coastal Wetland

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Hawaiʻi Bird Species

Hawai‘i’s birds represent one of the greatest examples of variety and adaptation anywhere in the world. In addition to the unique native species, many introduced birds also call Hawai‘i home. In only a few hours, an intrepid birder could spot endangered native species, African game birds, European song birds, and North American waterbirds.

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SUPPORT HAWAI‘I BIRDING TRAILS

Hawai‘i Island Bird Festival

Celebrate Hawaii’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The annual Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds supports theHawai‘i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail and the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center.
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Birding Ethics

It’s important to be respectful of the birds and the areas they live in when birding. Many hotspots are in fragile ecosystems and require special care. Others are near working ranches or urban areas and require good neighborly conduct.
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