Hawai'i Island

Festival of Birds

As Hawaii’s state tourism agency, the HTA uses its research, industry and marketing expertise to develop and implement the state’s strategic tourism marketing plan. Equally important, the HTA is responsible for supporting programs that enhance and showcase Hawaii’s people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience. The HTA has generously support the festival since our inception. 

Hawaiʻi Forest & Trail was founded in 1993 by Rob and Cindy Pacheco with a vision of sharing the splendor of Hawaiʻiʻs natural world with their guests and to inspire conservation of Hawaii’s endangered environment by building connections between people and place. From their initial rainforest bird walk, the company has expanded their eco-adventure offerings to include exploring volcanoes, stargazing atop Maunakea, waterfall walks and specialized birding tours. After 24 years in business, the company continues to practice their credo “conservation begins with education” through outreach with local schools, sponsored community conservation talks and learning opportunities, and providing paid volunteer time to their staff. 

Debbie Anderson launched Destination Marketing Hawaii in 1998 with the goal of representing top U.S. and international publications for advertising sales throughout the state of Hawaii. Now in its 19th year, the company has grown from handling three publications to a portfolio of 40+ print publications and online media, including National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, ForbesLife, Los Angeles Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan and the largest trade title,  Travel Weekly.

The Hawai‘i Wildlife Center is a state- and region-wide wildlife response and conservation organization. Their programs include disaster response and responder training, contingency planning, research and hands-on wildlife rehabilitation at their wildlife hospital in Kapa‘au, on Hawai‘i Island. The Hawai’i Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of protecting, conserving, and aiding in the recovery of Hawai’i’s native wildlife through hands-on treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs.

Alaska Airlines is pleased to provide discounted travel to the Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds. Fly Alaska Airlines to Kona and save 5% on flights from any Alaska Airlines city (excluding Costa Rica, Mexico and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska). Simply click here and travel from September 11-24, 2017. The discount is automatically applied. Or enter ECMX848 in the discount code box at www.alaskaair.com. Restrictions apply. See site for details.

Kona Foundry is a proud sponsor of the Hawaiʻi Island Festival of Birds. We build web sites and devise marketing strategies for small businesses, non-profits and special events. Mention the festival during your discovery interview and receive a 10% discount on hosting and maintenance for the first year. 

Island Air is the value leader in the Hawaiian Islands, offering over 440 convenient flights each week between O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island. The affordable alternative for interisland travel, Island Air’s new fleet of 78-seat Q400 aircraft are able to provide captivating aerial views of Hawai‘i’s remarkable landscapes. Founded in 1980 as Princeville Airways, the company was renamed Island Air in 1992 and has been proudly serving the Islands of Hawai‘i for more than 35 years.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a regional financial services company serving businesses, consumers, and governments in Hawaii, American Samoa, and the West Pacific.  The Company’s principal subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii, was founded in 1897. For more information about Bank of Hawaii Corporation, see the Company’s web site, www.boh.com.

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