Cardinalis cardinalis | northern cardinal

Introduced

Other Names: redbird, common cardinal

First introduced in 1929, northern cardinals are now common throughout the state of Hawaiʻi. They are nine inches in length with a distinctive head crest. Males are red with a black patch around a red bill. Females are brown, but otherwise the same. Young birds are like females but with a black bill. Males have several songs and are among the first birds to sing at dawn.

Hotspots for northern cardinal

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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Keāhole Point

Open Ocean

LookoutParking

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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

Wet forest

HikingParking

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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