The Birds of Hawaii
Most of these pictures are from two trips to Hawaii

These are photos from a trip in 2008.  For the first time we stayed a few days on Ohau so I was able to get some pictures of the birds from that island.

Nutmeg Mannikin - introduced

All Photos taken 4/20/2008

Fairy Tern or White Tern


The Big Island 2008

Grey Francolin - Introduced

A hen and chicks were hanging around the cottage where we stayed.  Far left photo of chicks, near left photo shows adults (left and right outside), four chicks (middle).

Kohala Coast - 4/23/2008

Northern Cardinal - Female - Introduced

Kohala Coast - 4/23/2008

Saffron Finch - Introduced

Kohala Coast - 4/23/2008

Ruddy Turnstone - Winter Visitor

Kona Coast - 4/23/2008

Erckel's Francolin - Introduced

Kohala Coast (Uplands) - 4/23/2008

Zebra Dove - Introduced

Pahoa - 4/29/2008

Pueo - Hawaiian Owl - Endemic

I know this is a real crummy photo of the Pueo in flight but it is all I was able to get as one suddenly appeared as we were driving on Saddle Road.  The owl just came and went too fast.  It is good enough until I get a better flight photo someday.  Some great photos of a perched Owl are found  in the Hawaii 2006 pictures.

Saddle Road - 4/24/2008

The observatories of Mauna Kea


Mongoose - Introduced

Pahoa - 5/1/2008

Northern Cardinal - Male - Introduced

Pahoa - 4/29/2008

Kalij Pheasant - Introduced

Kipuka Puaulu "Bird Park",
Volcanoes National Park - 4/28/2008


Red-vented Bulbul - introduced

All photos taken 4/20/2008
Black-crowned Night-Heron  - introduced
Hawaiian Stilt - endemic
Black-necked Stilt, Hawaiian subspecies
Red-crested Cardinal - introduced

All photos taken 4/20/2008
Hawaiian Coot   - endemic
Common Waxbill - introduced
Pacific Golden Plover - in breeding plumage - visitor and resident

All photos taken 4/20/2008
Red-billed Leiothrix - introduced
Chestnut Mannikin - introduced

Rock Dove -
Honolulu white population - introduced


Java Sparrow - introduced


Red-whiskered Bulbul - introduced


White-rumped Shama


Pacific Golden Plover - Resident and Winter Visitor

Kona Coast - 4/23/2008

Big Spider!

Is this a Cane Spider?

Pahoa - 5/1/2008

All the existing photos on this page were reworked around 9/25/2011.