Festival of Birds
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. programs.
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.