Birding in Hawai‘i

Below are recommendations for birding sites on various islands. For assistance with bird identification, please refer to the 7th edition of our Hawaii’s Birds book, available in our online store. It is organized by habitat and includes photos, distributions, descriptions, voices, and habits of the native and introduced birds in Hawai’i today.

More resources for birdwatching and bird conservation include FB groups like Hawaii Birdwatching or Hawaii Bird Lovers, which are independent of the Hawai‘i Audubon Society. Members (beginner through experienced birders) share their observations, sightings, anecdotes, questions, and articles related to birding within the islands.

Download our new Hawaii’s Birds field check list for free.