Sponsored by Bank of Hawai’i, these community bird walks provide locals with the chance to see and learn about native Hawaiian bird species from experienced guides. There are three scheduled sessions on both Friday September 14 and Sunday September 16, at Puuhuluhulu with 10 participants and at least one guide. Participants will be required to register. Preference is given to kama’aina, those who live in the State of Hawai‘i, and have a valid Hawai‘i driver’s license.
The walk times are as follows: 8am-10am, 10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm
Participants will be responsible for getting to their Bird Walk location at their designated time.
Pu’u Huluhulu (“hairy hill”) is a native tree sanctuary and nature trail network featuring several short hikes through a kipuka (island of forest on a hill) surrounded by an 1843 lava flow. This forested patch is a mix of koa and dry forest plant species and a good habitat for viewing native forest birds (‘Apapane and Hawai’i ‘Amakihi) seeking refuge from an otherwise stark landscape. This trail provides spectacular scenery as it is located between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes, it is also conveniently located across from the Mauna Kea Access Road.