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Hawaii, Big Island: 3/7/2007 - 3/12/2007 (Center on Map)

Hawaii, Big Island

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) Breeding

Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis) Hawaii ssp White-throated Munia (Lonchura malabarica) Common Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens) Common Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens) Omao (Myadestes obscurus) Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) Nonbreeding Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) Breeding Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) Breeding Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Immature Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Hawaii ssp Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Male Nene (Branta sandvicensis) Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
Erckels Francolin (Pternistis erckelii) Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) Female Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) Male Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) Oddly colored individual, Hawaii Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

On this trip, Barbara and I flew from San Francisco to Hilo, Hawaii. We rented a car, and drove around the island. Next, we swapped the regular car for a Ford F150 Truck as 4WD is required to get to the top on Mauna Kea. The truck was a bit of overkill, but we did use the 4WD to get to a remote wildlife refuge and to get to the peak of the island.

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Species Recorded (49)

Birds ( 43 )

Tropicbirds ( Phaethontidae )
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Hawaiian Goose - Branta sandvicensis
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Radjah Shelduck - Radjah radjah
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Hawaiian Hawk - Buteo solitarius

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Chukar - Alectoris chukar
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant - Lophura leucomelanos
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Gray Francolin - Ortygornis pondicerianus
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus
Erckel's Francolin - Pternistis erckelii

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
California Quail - Callipepla californica

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Hawaiian Coot - Fulica alai

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Pacific Golden-Plover - Pluvialis fulva

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Bristle-thighed Curlew - Numenius tahitiensis
Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Zebra Dove - Geopelia striata
Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis

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

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
Hawaii Elepaio - Chasiempis sandwichensis

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Eurasian Skylark - Alauda arvensis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Warbling White-eye - Zosterops japonicus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Red-billed Leiothrix - Leiothrix lutea

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Omao - Myadestes obscurus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Yellow-billed Cardinal - Paroaria capitata
Saffron Finch - Sicalis flaveola

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Iiwi - Drepanis coccinea
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Apapane - Himatione sanguinea

Amakihi ( Drepanididae )
Hawaii Amakihi - Chlorodrepanis virens

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
African Silverbill - Euodice cantans
Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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