The Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area hosts a diversity of outdoor activites including hiking, camping, and hunting. The large Recreation area encludes several hiking trails that take you through various native and exotic forest habitats. As such, a wide variety of birds can be seen in this area.
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Named after Hawai‘i’s first Superintendent of Forester, Ralph Hosmer, this grove of eucalyptus (planted by Ralph in 1909) and the adjacent nature trail though sub-alpine shrubland provides an excellent venue to sign Hawai‘i’s colorful native forest birds.
This stretch of Old Saddle Road through Waikiʻi Ranch offers good viewing of pasture and dry open area species. This area is a good spot to see pueo and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse. This is a fast road with many blind turns. Be sure to give plenty of warning before pulling over, and pull over completely off ...
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