Founders and Festival Partners
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 Hawaii by fostering public understanding, enjoyment, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge and its surrounding ecosystems; Providing volunteer assistance on important Refuge projects; Working with elected officials in support of the Refuge mission, and Raising funds to help support the purposes and goals of the Refuge.
Bird Watcher’s Digest, North America’s oldest popular magazine for birders, has been telling great stories about birds, bird watchers, and places to go birding since 1978. Our columnists include some of the finest writers and most knowledgeable birders and naturalists on the planet, including Scott Weidensaul, Julie Zickefoose, Pete Dunne, and Paul Baicich. While our content is accurate and authoritative, some of it is humorous, uniquely intimate, and occasionally a bit quirky. A small, woman-owned business, BWD aims to make each issue informative, useful, and fun to read. Please visit our website: birdwatchersdigest.com.
Redstart Birding is an online and birding festival store affiliated with Bird Watcher’s Digest, specializing in optics and gear for birding. We are birders and experts in helping other birders make informed decisions about their purchases. Our optics range from entry-level binoculars to top-of-the-line spotting scopes from Celestron, Kowa, Leica, Nikon, Opticron, Steiner, Swarovski Optik, Vortex, and Zeiss—the best in the world for birding. We also carry 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
For over a decade, Alaska Airlines has proudly served the Hawaiian Islands and now offers the most nonstop flights from Hawai‘i to the most destinations on the West Coast. Known for their genuine, caring service, they provide power outlets at every seat, free movies and TV shows, fresh meal options, and Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ offer with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card. Every day, Alaska Airlines is focused on creating an airline people love, with award-winning service and great value, low airfares and a generous loyalty program.