UPCOMING EVENTS & Field Trips

For questions: hiaudsoc@gmail.com

 

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

 

DOWNLOAD Hawaii Audubon Society liability waiver form (required)

                    

 

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White Tern Walk

January 18, 2020

The best viewing of breeding White Terns on Oʻahu continues to be in Waikiki, so that's where the first White Tern Walk of 2020 will take place. Join us on Saturday, January 18, from 9am to 10:30am for a walk that will take in some of the active White Tern nesting spots in the heart of Waikiki.

Meet behind the stage at the base of the big banyan tree at the Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue at 9am if you'd like to join us.

Leader: HAS Board member Rich Downs

Please RSVP by text to 808-379-7555.

 

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SYMPHONY OF THE HAWAIIAN BIRDS

KAUAI EDITION

 


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/

 

SCHOOL CONCERTS

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 (Monday)
TIMES: 9:30AM - 10:15AM  OR  10:45AM - 11:30AM
LOCATION: Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
COST: FREE
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.

 

PUBLIC CONCERT

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 (Sunday)
TIMES: 4PM 
LOCATION: Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
COST: FREE
WHO CAN ATTEND: Open to all

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

 

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Waikamoi Preserve - Sorry, this hike is fully booked

February 6, 2020

This hike will be in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy Maui Program. HAS and TNC waivers need to be signed. Maximum number of participants is 12.

Total hike time: 3 to 5 h depending on participants’ abilities

Total hike distance: 3 ¼ miles

Total elevation descent/ascent: 700 ft.

This hike is rated between moderate and strenuous for some. It leads to an area of intact native forest with native bird viewing.

Please note the protocol for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD): NO GEAR that has been to Hawaiʻi Island and/or in natural areas on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi within past six months of entering the Preserve. Click on the following links for hike details and important information on ROD:

ROD

Waikamoi Fact Sheet

Waikamoi TNC Trail Desriptions Boardwalk

Waikamoi Hike Prep Precautions

Leaders: Colleen Soares (HAS Board member), Alison Cohan (Director TNC Maui Nui Forest Program)

RSVP: hiaudsoc@gmail.com

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​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