Events & Field Trips


HAS guided tours are a membership benefit. Non-members, please join us as a new member, or consider making an online donation of $5 or more for your participation. Mahalo for your support.

A waiver is required for all participants. Please return the completed waiver form to before the tour or bring it along to the site. Download waiver form here.


Farewell to our Shorebirds

Paikō Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Saturday, April 22, 9 am; meet at water end of Kuliʻouʻou Road

Explore the Lagoon area while learning about Hawaiʻi’s visiting shorebirds. We may see, e.g., kōlea, Ruddy Turnstone, Wandering Tattler as well as Hawaiian Stilts, ʻiwa, Egrets, Herons, and lots of urban birds and ducks.

Leader: Alice Roberts


Big Island Partners – Hawaii Audubon, Big Island Hui

Welcome and mahalo to Nicole and Mike Carion of Kailua-Kona who recently volunteered to be the Society’s Big Island ambassadors!

Mike and Nicole have planned several outings. Check out and join their Facebook group: Hawaii Audubon, Big Island Hui  for more information.

Contact Mike and Nicole to sign on:

8th Manu o Kū Festival on May 6

Join us to celebrate the official bird of Honolulu, the manu o kū (White Tern)! The festival will take place on May 6, 2023 at the ‘Iolani Palace Coronation Lawn from 10 am to 2 pm.

Enjoy tours, a spotting scope, entertainment, and games and activities. This is a free, family-friendly event and open to the public.

Honolulu White Tern Walks

The 2023 White Tern breeding season continues in Honolulu!  

We offer regular White Tern Walks during the breeding season – watch FB, IG, and check back here for dates and locations.

Hanauma Talks

In April 2021, five presentations were co-sponsored by the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and HAS. Listen to the talks about Hawai’i’s native birds given by members each Thursday at

Browse the Hanauma Bay YouTube
channel, for past talks about Hawaii’s conservation issues.

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Bird Walk, Kāneʻohe

Tours available on request with 3-4 people.

RSVP with Colleen at

Join us for a Hawaii Audubon Society walk of 2-3 miles through Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot at 9:30 am, 45-680 Luluku Road, Kāneʻohe, HI. Wear walking shoes and bring water, sunscreen and hat. Walk will finish by noon. Hoʻomaluhia is named “a peaceful refuge.” It is 400 lush acres in windward Oʻahu. The Garden opened in 1982, and features plantings from major tropical regions around the world grouped geographically. See the map given below for the regions represented by the botanical collections: Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, India & Sri Lanka, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia, and Africa. The Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kāneʻohe. Download the bird list for the birds we may see on this lovely walk, such as the White-rumped Shama, Red-billed Leiothrix, Common Waxbill, Hawaiian Coot (‘alae ke’oke’o), and Pacific Golden-Plover (kōlea).

Bird list

Garden Map

Kawainui Marsh, Kailua, 

Tours are available on request with 3-4 people.

RSVP with Colleen at

Join HAS for a walk through Kawainui Marsh. Wear walking shoes and bring water, sunscreen, and hat. Walk will finish by noon. We will walk the 3 mile, round trip, paved levee. No elevation gain and no cover from the sun. Kawainui Marsh State Wildlife Sanctuary in Kailua is 830 acres, the largest remaining freshwater wetland in the state of Hawaiʻi. The Kawainui and Hāmākua Marsh Complex has been designated as a Ramsar Convention Wetland of International Importance especially for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands for waterfowl habitat. The Kawainui levee is a 6,300 foot earthen berm and concrete wall that runs along Kawainui Stream. The levee was constructed in 1966 by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Kailua from flooding. The trail through the marsh offers beautiful views of the Ko’olau Mountains. This protected area is a haven for native birds and wildlife, such as the federally endangered waterbirds Hawaiian Stilt (aeʻo), Hawaiian Gallinule (ʻalae ʻula), and Hawaiian Coot (ʻalae keʻokeʻo).

‘Aiea Loop Trail

Tours are available on request with 3-4 people.

RSVP with Colleen at

Join HAS for a walk through upper-elevation forest. One of the best trails for upper-elevation forest on O‘ahu where it is possible to see ‘apapane and ‘amakihi. One of the best places to look for the elusive O‘ahu Creeper (O‘ahu ‘alauahio), although it is rarely seen. Other birds include Japanese Bush-warbler and White-rumped Shama. The Mariana Swiftlet has also been seen by several birders on one area of the trail. Plants may include ‘ohi‘a, koa, ‘olapa, and ‘ie‘ie. About five miles round trip. Walk may finish by one pm.

Watch past Annual Members Meetings on YouTube:

2022 Annual Meeting and Members Dinner:

Watch the virtual 2021 Annual Members Meeting, topic “82 Years and Counting”

Watch the virtual 2020 Annual Members Meeting featuring our 7th edition of Hawaii’s Birds