Birds of Hawaii
In November 2018, we visited Big Island with the aim of seeing some of their endemic species. Indeed, the palila, apapane, iiwi, amakihi, omao, akialoaau, Hawaiian coot, Hawaiian goose (locally called the Nene) and the akiapolaau were found with the help of a local guide. We also visited some well-known birdwatching sites on Maui. A number of bird species were introduced over time on both islands and are commonly seen in parks or on resorts. Game birds were particularly abundant, and sightings included the Kalij phaesant, ring-necked phaesant, gray, Erckel's and black francolin, as well as California quail. The short-eared owl was seen on both islands, often flying low over the land.