The Hawaiian Goose or Nene

The Hawaiian Goose or Nene is Hawaii's official state bird. Also known by its scientific name, Branta sandvicensis, it is endemic to the Aloha state. It's a favorite target of birders who visit Hawaii. Luckily, severe penalties await anyone aiming to disturb a Nene.

28 Mar 2021

Bird Watching in the Aloha State

Hawaii may not be the first place to spring to mind when it comes to bird watching, but keen ornithologists will find much to enjoy here. This blog aims to cover the unique species found on the islands, including those now on the endangered list. Readers can learn about the Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge, Koke’e State Park, Waikamoi Preserve, and the Enchanted Lake Bird Sanctuary in Kailua. Visitors can expect to find fascinating birds as the Hawaiian stilt, honeycreepers, the Maui parrotbill and white-tailed tropicbirds. There is even an annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds.