The Red-Crested Cardinal

The red-crested cardinal (scientific name, paroaria coronata) is a cage bird that came to Hawaii from South America in the 1930s. It flies most freely in city parks, golf courses, and other urban areas. Thus, you can find it almost everywhere on the island, except in the Hawaiian archipelago's Big Island.

15 Jun 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.