We’ve curated a variety of different artists, crafters, graphic designers and more that celebrate the native birdlife of Hawai‘i. Have fun and mahalo for supporting local nonprofits and businesses!
Hawai‘i Wildlife Center
Nonprofit wildlife conservation center dedicated to the treatment and care of native birds and bats. Online store features a variety of items including logo wear, jewelry, home goods, and more!
Link to shop: www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org/shop.html
Friends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Support the Friends of Hakalau Forest with the purchase of a FOHF logo shirt featuring the ‘Akiapola‘au. The Friends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to helping the Refuge achieve its mission of conserving the flora and fauna of Hawai‘i.
Link to shop: friendsofhakalauforest.org/store/
Redstart Birding is an online and birding festival store affiliated with Bird Watcher’s Digest, specializing in optics and gear for birding. The team at Redstart Birding are birders and experts in helping other birders make informed decisions about their purchases. Shop a wide range of optics, from entry-level binoculars to top-of-the-line spotting scopes. A wide variety of birding gear is also available, including binocular harnesses, tripods, digiscoping adapters, insect-repelling socks, gaiters, and scarves, trekking poles, books, puzzles and other gifts—all things a birder might want, need, and enjoy.
Link to shop: www.redstartbirding.com
Are you new to the birding world? Don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing the right equipment? Tune in to Choosing The Best Binocular For YOU!, a special HIFB Virtual session designed to help you decide what size, magnification, feel, and brand of binocular best fits your birding lifestyle, your budget, and your personal needs.
Albatross of Kaua‘i
Follow Kaloakulua, from hatch to fledge, in this illustrated children’s book. In English with Hawaiian words. Included is a 48 minute DVD of live footage from the first ever albatross bird cam from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Then cuddle your own albatross adult and baby plushie.
Link to shop: www.AlbatrossOfKauai.com
Caren Loebel-Fried Art and Cards
From my studio in Volcano, Hawai’i, I create original block print art. Birds are my muse! Originals, museum quality prints, & cards are available in my online shop including WANDERING TATTLER, created for HIFB with Jack Jeffrey’s model!
Link to shop: www.etsy.com/shop/carenloebelfried/
Jack Jeffrey Photography
Jack is one of Hawaii’s premier bird photographers. Combined with a naturalist’s curiosity, a photographer’s patience and technical skill, Jack captures the spirit of Hawaii’s rare forest birds in his wonderful photographic images. Prints are available in various sizes including custom sizes, and printed on archival paper, canvas or metal.
Link to shop: www.Jackjeffreyphoto.com
Raising awareness of Hawai’i’s native flora and fauna. Every purchase gives back to non-profits supporting conservation in Hawai’i.
Link to shop: www.laulima.store
Laurie Sumiye Studio
Laurie Sumiye Studio is a design studio owned and operated by Hawai‘i eco artist and filmmaker Laurie Sumiye, based in Mililani, Hawai‘i. Our stationery, homewares and apparel feature Laurie’s bold, colorful drawings of Native Hawaiian species, many of which are endangered and threatened. We value elegance, fine quality, eco-friendliness and sustainability in our products. Laurie is also available for commissions and custom pieces.
Link to shop: lauriesumiyestudio.com
Lysandra Nelson is a versatile artist making illustrations and fiber sculptures, with particular flair for fanciful and cartoony designs. Her animation background influences her colorful, sometimes goofy style.
Link to shop: https://lysandraws.com/
Custom work available! Lysandra also offers felt commissions. If interested, please e-mail her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request including the bird species, a reference picture if you have one, and any special considerations you might have. For example, a hook for hanging as an ornament? A pose-able wire armature? Wings outstretched?
Native Hawaii Designs
Stationary and accessories designed by a bird nerd who loves to doodle.
Link to shop: www.nativehawaiidesigns.com
Patrick Ching Art
Born in Hawaiʻi in 1962, Patrick Ching has spent a lifetime teaching people about nature through his art. He grew up exploring the valleys and shorelines of Hawaiʻi and at age sixteen decided to be a nature artist after seeing Hawaiian hawks in Pololū Valley for the first time. He then became a professional artist painting everything from coconuts to large murals. Patrick received a scholarship and attended the Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he studied print making and Leeward College where he majored in ceramics. His most influential artistic mentors were Jim Rayker, Herb Kane, and international surrealist artist John Pitre. Patrick now travels internationally doing art projects, painting workshops, and live painting shows at resorts and events to raise money and awareness for various wildlife organizations. Original works, prints and giclées are available!
Link to shop: www.patrickching.com
Apparel, accessories, keiki gear and more from Kailua-Kona, HI. Pueo Boutique carries a variety of local designers as well as has its own signature Pueo (Hawaiian Short-eared Owl) design. A portion of each sale of Pueo items supports wildlife care at the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center!
Link to shop: www.shoppueoboutique.com
University of Hawai‘i Press
Mahalo for visiting the UH Press Virtual Exhibit! We are delighted to feature Volcano artist Caren Loebel-Fried’s newest book, MANU, THE BOY WHO LOVED BIRDS, a unique story for children about saving forest birds. See the book trailer video, download coloring sheets, and link to both the English and Hawaiian language editions by going to our Hawai‘i Conservation Conference webinar: http://go.hawaii.edu/Ch3. (Find a coupon code good through December 31 there too!) Visit our website to browse dozens of other titles on Hawai‘i’s nature, culture, history, and language.
Link to shop: uhpress.hawaii.edu