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Big Island - Hakalau Forest NWR, Hawaii (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Big Island - Hakalau Forest NWR, Hawaii

Map of Big Island - Hakalau Forest NWR, Hawaii

Omao (Myadestes obscurus) Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Nene (Branta sandvicensis) Nene (Branta sandvicensis) Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

At the end of a very four wheel drive road, this refuge protects some mostly native forestland near the Mauna Lea peak. It is possible to walk quite a ways down the hill, but the best birding was closer to the top of the refuge.


Hawaii, Big Island

3/11/2007: We drove to the refuge from the Saddle Road which took forever. We did see some interesting birds both on the road and in the forest.

Previous Visit (Big Island - Kona / Four Seasons Hotel: 3/10/2007)
Next Visit (Big Island - Hilo: 3/11/2007)

Species Recorded (10)

Birds ( 10 )

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Hawaiian Goose - Branta sandvicensis

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Chukar - Alectoris chukar
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
California Quail - Callipepla californica

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Eurasian Skylark - Alauda arvensis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Omao - Myadestes obscurus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Iiwi - Drepanis coccinea

Amakihi ( Drepanididae )
Hawaii Amakihi - Chlorodrepanis virens


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