For questions: hiaudsoc@gmail.com


HAS members will receive preference for events/trips with limited participants.


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Christmas Bird Count


The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is a 120 year old birding tradition. Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Counters follow specified routes within the circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It's not just a species tally. All birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day.

Join the nation's longest-running community science bird project! Below are the dates for each island. For details, contact local organizers listed here:


Big Island

Volcano: Dec 15, 2018, Thane Pratt, Thane-linda@earthlink.net, 808-443-8160

North Kona: Dec 14, 2019, Lance Tanino, Lance.Tanino@gmail.com, 808-495-6545

6:30 am at Honokohau Marina, Cheshta Buckley, group leader

6:30 am at Pu'u Wa'awa'a office, Lance Tanino, group leader

Hilo: Dec 28, 2019, Sherman Wing, shermanwing1@gmail.com, 303-324-9636



Kapa‘a Circle: Dec 14, 2019, Lucy Carr, cbckauai@gmail.com, 808-639-1388

Waimea (W Kaua‘i): Dec 21, 2019, intern@kauaiforestbirds.org


Maui County

Hana/East Maui: Dec 18, 2018, Barry Solomon, barry.solomon428@gmail.com, 808-868-0418

Iao Circle: Dec 23, 2019, Sonny Gamponia, sgamponia@gmail.com, 808-244-0727

Haleakalā Circle: Dec 30, 2019, Sonny Gamponia, sgamponia@gmail.com, 808-244-0727

​Lanai (Boat Harbor): Dec 16, 2019, Sonny Gamponia, sgamponia@gmail.com, 808-244-0727

​Molokaʻi (Topside & Kalaupapa): Dec 16, 2019, Arleone Dibben-Young, nene@hawaii.rr.com, 808-553-5992



Honolulu: Dec 15, 2019, Peter Donaldson, pdnldsn.bird@mac.com, 808-456-5662

The Honolulu count covers Oʻahu from Waimānalo on the east to ʻAiea on the west and from Kāneʻohe on the north to Diamond Head on the south. There will be a number of parties going out to cover different parts of the count circle, so there is no one meeting place. If there is a part of the count circle where you’d like to count the bird, let the compiler Peter Donaldon know. You could cover an area on your own (or with whoever you have to go out counting with) or he can see is someone already scheduled to go out counting would like you to join them.
Please email pdnldsn.bird@mac.com (preferably) or call if you are interested in participating. If you know others who might be interested, please pass this request on to them, or let him know so he can contact them. Some birding experience is helpful, but you do not need to be an expert birder to participate. If you have any preference for your count area, please let Peter know.

Waipio (Central Oʻahu): Dec 28, 2019, Dick May, rmayhi02@hotmail.com

This Waipio count covers central Oʻahu from the leeward slopes of the Koʻolau Mountains on the east to the Waiʻanae Mountains on the west and from halfway between Wahiawā and Haleʻiwa on the north to Pearl Harbor on the south.
Former HAS Board member Tony Leiggi will lead this hike.



NARS Volunteer Opportunity

Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 6:30am - 2:30pm
Meeting Location: Division of Forestry and Wildlife (19 East Kawili Street in Hilo)
Transportation: Provided to and from meeting location to birding site.
Fee: $10 (Event fees will be donated to the Hawaii Audubon Society )

This fun-filled Christmas tradition takes place in a spectacular native rainforest above Hilo. The Natural Area Reserve System, the Three Mountain Alliance, and the Hawaii Audobon Society is once again teaming up to host "A Very Merry Christmas Bird Count" in Pu'u Maka'ala Natural Area Reserve!


​Click here for details and to register.





The Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds will be performed on Kaua‘i by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Wind Ensemble in February of 2020! Any grades 4-12 class (or home school) is welcome to attend the FREE school concert and there is also a free public concert!



The Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds is a place-based interdisciplinary program that brings together science, music, art, dance, and education to tell the story of our endangered Hawaiian forest birds. Featuring original compositions, animations, artworks, and lesson plans for teachers and students, the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds has already been performed for over 10,000 people on O‘ahu. 

Now partnering with the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Wind Ensemble will be performing this special Symphony on Kaua‘i for the first time.

Please visit  http://www.symphonyofhawaiianbirds.com.

A Kaua‘i specific set of lesson plans is available at https://kauaiforestbirds.org/tools-for-teachers/



DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 (Monday)
TIMES: 9:30AM - 10:15AM  OR  10:45AM - 11:30AM
LOCATION: Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
WHO CAN ATTEND: 4th-12th grade students, teachers, and chaperones

Performance by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Wind Ensemble


There is limited funding available to cover costs for transportation sponsored by the County of Kaua'i Office of Econmonic Development and Corteva Agriscience.



DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 (Sunday)
LOCATION: Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
WHO CAN ATTEND: Open to all

Performance by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Wind Ensemble



​Kealia Boardwalk Tours

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

The tour is located at the Kealia Coastal Boardwalk and Viewing Area on North Kihei Road (south side of North Kihei Road, Route 31). You can only enter the small parking lot driving eastbound from Maʻalaea or West Maui. From Kihei or South Maui, you will need to pass the boardwalk and come back from the other direction.

This is an informational tour explaining the purpose of the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, why it exists and what birds and other wildlife are benefitting from its protection. Bring comfortable shoes, water, sunscreen, binoculars, cameras and lots of curiosity for an exhilarating and informative walk among Maui’s wildlife!

Meet at the boardwalk parking lot. This is an easy hike on the boardwalk through the refuge area. Please note that there are no restrooms at this location. There is limited parking in the parking lot, but additional parking is located along the highway.

Tours are available upon request.

RSVP with Yolanda via email yolandaonmaui@gmail.com