Jack Jeffrey Bird Photography Tour | Mauna Kea Dry Forest and Leeward Birding
October 16 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join Hawaii’s Premier Wildlife Photographer Jack Jeffrey, recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography and a small group of fellow photogs for a day exploring Hawaii’s dry side and habitat for the endangered Palila. After a morning in the high woodlands of Maunakea, we’ll bird our way down to the mountain visiting varied habitats. Limited to just eight participants, this intimate journey is a rare opportunity to experience the splendor of Hawaii’s diverse habitats while learning from a world-class photographer.
Target Species: Short- eared Owl (Pueo), Palila (island endemic), Hawaii Amakihi (endemic), Hawai’i ‘Elepaio (island endemic), Chestnut- bellied Sandgrouse, Erkels Francolin, Black Francolin, Red Avadavats, Warbling Silverbills and possibly Bristle-thighed Curlew.
Transportation: Pickups at 6:00am Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 6:15am Hawaii Forest & Trail HQ
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch & Beverages, and Pau Hana Dinner
Restrictions: Participants must be able to hike up to one-half mile over uneven terrain. We may encounter cool weather in the morning and hot and windy in the
afteroon. Recommended for ages 8 and up.