About This Festival
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay|78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI | Map
From the Organizer
Celebrate Hawaii’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The annual Hawai`i Island Festival of Birds supports the Hawai`i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail and the Hawai`i Wildlife Center. The program will include expert guest speakers, a trade show for outdoor and birding equipment, a children's corner, bird-themed arts and crafts fair, photography workshop, a birding film festival, time to interact with Hawaii Island naturalists and bird experts, and guided field trips on land and sea. Friday and Sunday activities include guided birdwatching field trips along the newly created Hawaii Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail, and guided boat trips out of Honokohau Harbor to watch seabirds. The 90-mile Trail crosses Hawaii Island from Kona on the west coast to Hilo on the east coast, from rainforest to lava plains. While birds will be the focal points, elements of Hawaii Island's unique plants and trees, geology, history and of course, scenic view points will also be highlighted.