The Palila

Loxiodes bailleui or the Palila is one of Hawaii's native honeycreeper bird species. It has a bulbous bill, which is helpful when cracking fruit husks. Because of its whistling call, you'll hear it before it flies to you. Want to see this bird elsewhere? Unfortunately, you can't because it's endemic to Hawaii.

6 May 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.