Events & Field Trips

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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 hiaudsoc@gmail.com before the tour or bring it along to the site. Download waiver form here.

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 bit.ly/3w5lekr

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

eBird Mobile App Orientation and Urban Bird Walk

Do you like birds and have been looking for an opportunity to enjoy the birds found in downtown Honolulu with others? Maybe you’ve noticed the variety of birds that can be found around the Iolani Palace and wondered what they were. Or maybe you consider yourself a “birder” but haven’t taken that next step of becoming an eBird birder. Whatever your level of familiarity with birds and birding you’re invited to join us for walk around the grounds of the `Iolani Palace to see how many species of birds we can find. And you’ll learn how to identify and document the birds you see using eBird on your smartphone. More dates tba.

Paikō Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary Tour – June 11 is full, wait list only

HAS Board member Alice Roberts offers three trips in 2022. June 11 is full, a wait list is available.
Leader: Alice Roberts
RSVP: MermaidsHI@aol.com

 
 
 
White Tern Walks
 
More dates to be announced
 
 
 

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Bird Walk, Kāneʻohe

Tours available on request with 3-4 people.

RSVP with Colleen at csoares48@gmail.com

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 listhttps://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/dpr/hbg_docs/Hoomaluhia_Birds_List.pdf

Garden Maphttps://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/dpr/hbg_docs

Kawainui Marsh, Kailua

Tours available on request with 3-4 people.

RSVP with Colleen at csoares48@gmail.com.

 Join Hawaii Audubon Society 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 available on request with 3-4 people.

RSVP with Colleen at csoares48@gmail.com.

Join Hawaii Audubon Society 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.

 

Annual Members Meeting

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