Kolea Count 




The Hawaii Audubon Society's Board of Directors used Zoom as the venue for this year's Annual Members Meeting.

HAS put together a special online program in conjunction with the release of the new 7th Edition of Hawaii Birds.














The program featured presentations from four amazing photographers who donated their work for the just-released 7th Edition of Hawaii Birds.  It was fantastic to hear from the photographers tell the stories behind some of their bird photos.


Did you miss the event?  No worries, we will post the program online for you to watch soon.

Mahalo for your continued support.

* Books are available for ordering in              and will be shipped on or before December 15, 2020.  Cost is $15.00 + shipping and handling.




Hanauma Talks

Please do not physically go to Hanauma Bay Education Program some talks were pre-recorded and available online.    

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Visitor Center

April 2, 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Susan Scott, HAS Board member

Title: The Miracle of Midway: A Million Albatrosses and Counting

April 9, 6:30 to 7:30 pm: John Harrison, HAS Board member

Title: Energy from the Ocean: It’s complicated

“The Great Barrier Reef is Still Great” by Susan Scott, Hawaiʻi Audubon Society


White Tern Walk

    April 18, details tba

    Leader: Rich Downs (HAS Board Member)

    Please RSVP by text to 808-379-7555    

Mahalo to all those who attended our Annual Members Meeting & Program


If you would like to participate please contact one of the organizers below: Please keep checking back here as new counts and organizer are joining. Click here for NAS Map.

Please send your coordinator your


Big Island:

The Volcano CBC route open to the public this year will be the Kilauea Summit route:  Thane Pratt and Julie Williams, leaders.  We’ll be splitting this route into segments for small groups while following covid prevention protocols. The other four routes will not be open to public attendance owing to restricted access and area closures.  Anyone interested in joining the count can contact Thane at thane-linda@earhtlink.net) or 1-808-443-8160.”


North Kona:

The North Kona CBC is scheduled for 12.19.2020 (Saturday). This year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking for independent volunteer (rather than group) coverage of particular areas.


Please contact me (Lance.Tanino@gmail.com/FB Messenger) for more details/sign up for one or more areas. If you are interested in covering areas within the count circle (one mile south of Ali'i Drive from Kailua Bay Pier/Water Pipe Road is the southern end; Kiholo Bay/Makani GC is north end) not listed below too, that is welcomed too (i.e. residential neighborhoods, backyard feeders, etc).


Pu'uwa'awa'a - Forest Reserve (Elliott Parsons & staff only)


Pu'uwa'awa'a - Halapepe Trail


Pu'uwa'awa'a - Ohi'a Trail


Makani GC


Makalei GC (18 holes; Lance Tanino)


Kaloko Road


Kaloko - trails


Kaiminani/Kalaoa residential area


Hina Lani Road residential & industrial areas


Kaupulehu/Kukio coast


Manini'owali/Kua Bay


Kealakehe WWTP 


Kaloko-Honokohau NHP - Aimakapa Pond 


Honokohau Marina


Kohanaiki BP


Kekaha Kai BP (Lance Tanino)


Kiholo SP


Old Kona Airport SRA

Contact Lance.Tanino@gmail.com



Sherman Wing, shermanwing1@gmail.com

Aloha, the Hilo CBC will be Saturday, January 2..... after the holidays and on a weekend. As others have indicated COVID protocols will be followed. Basically, we will have teams of single or families, all doing a smaller area. Likely no additional volunteers will be needed.



Lihu'e Circle  12/27, Jen Rothe (jennifer.a.rothe@gmail.com)

In light of COVID-19, we will be taking social distancing into consideration (i.e., not doing the typical meet-ups before/ after the count, sharing vehicles only with those inside your own "safety bubble," wearing masks). However, please contact me to express your interest, as well as what forms of survey you're open to (backyard birding, hiking, survey-by-car, seawatching) and whether you have a preference for a specific area. As I finalize target areas within the circle and get a better idea of participant numbers, I'll make sure everyone has their niche!

Kapa‘a Circle: 12/19/20, Lea Miller, cbckauai@gmail.com

Kapa‘a Circle: 12/19/20, Kim Uyehara, kim_uyehara@fws.gov

Waimea (W Kaua‘i): intern@kauaiforestbirds.org

Hanalei Tristan

Maui County

Hana/East Maui: Sonny Gamponia, Hana circle: Dec 24, accepting additional participants


Iao circle: Dec 28, closed to new participants

Sonny Gamponia, sgamponia@gmail.com

Haleakalā Circle: Jan 4, closed to new participants Sonny Gamponia sgamponia@gmail.com


Lanai (Boat Harbor): Sonny Gamponia, sgamponia@gmail.com, cancelled


(Topside & Kalaupapa): Arleone Dibben-Young, nene@hawaii.rr.com

Aloha mai – Molokai will be held Dec 19, meeting 7 am at my house. Participants will be required to drive their own vehicles and not share rides out of their safety bubbles, to wear masks at all times, and when we break for lunch eat a minimum of 10’ away from everyone else. No equipment (scope, bins, etc.) is to be shared with the exception of safety bubbles.

Mahalo and everyone have a great & safe time!



Honolulu: This count covers east Oahu from Waimanalo on the east to Aiea on the west and from Diamond Head on the south to Kaneohe on the North. If you would like to participate in the Honolulu CBC on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 contact Peter Donaldson pdnldsn.bird@mac.com


Waipio (Central Oʻahu): 1/2/21 Email to discuss what areas you may be interested in surveying for this Oahu CBC centered in South/Central Oahu. Counting can be conducted via driving or walking in suburban- agricultural sectors or by hiking on mountain trails. Participants must follow Honolulu Covid prevention guidance under tier 2 rules. Dick May, mayhi02@hotmail.com

Hawaii Audubon Society has been doing an annual bird count since 1939.



​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