Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 28 2019
HAʻAKULA MANU: Fourth Annual Hawai’i Island Festival of Birds
Celebrating Hawaii’s Unique Avian Wanderers & Migrants
October 24-28, 2019 in Kona, Hawai’i
Celebrate Hawaii’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The annual Hawaiʻi Island Festival of Birds supports the Hawaiʻi Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail and the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center.
The 90-mile cross-island route on Hawai’i Island links a remarkably varied set of locales featuring a broad representation of island birdlife, nature, geology, history, and scenic vistas. Rising from sea level to 7,000 feet and back again between the two tallest mountains on earth, the trail passes through desert with a few inches of rain annually and through tropical rainforest with nearly 300 inches of rainfall a year. Imagine the trail’s diversity of landscapes and climates matched by the diversity of birds including endangered waterbirds and forest birds, migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.
The Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center is a state- and region-wide wildlife response and conservation organization providing disaster response and responder training, contingency planning, research and hands-on wildlife rehabilitation at the wildlife hospital in Kapaʻau on Hawaiʻi Island. The vision of the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center is a world where native species recover and thrive through comprehensive conservation strategies and partnerships.
The Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of protecting, conserving, and aiding in the recovery of Hawaii’s native wildlife through hands-on treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs. The HWC is the first organization of its kind exclusively for native Hawaiian wildlife and provides state-of-the-art care and rehabilitation for native animals as well as comprehensive wildlife rescue training and public education and outreach programs.