Japanese Speaking Tour | Mauna Kea Dry Forest and Leeward Birding
October 16 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join your Japanese speaking guide for a day exploring Hawaii’s west side including habitat for the endangered Palila. After a morning in the high woodlands of Maunakea, we’ll bird our way down the mountain visiting varied habitats. This journey is an opportunity to experience the splendor of Hawaii’s diverse habitats while experiencing many of our introduced, migratory and native birds.
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.
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
afternoon. Recommended for ages 8 and up.