Kolea Count 


Hanauma Bay Presentations


HAS is co-sponsoring the following presentations in cooperation with Hanauma Bay Education Program, every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtually; find updates and more information on https://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/hanauma-talks-seminar-and-hbep-event-calendar/

April 1: Susan Scott: Kōlea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyMmvnq4cNA

April 8: Teya M. Penniman: "Birds, not Mosquitos: Saving our Native Forest Birds” https://youtu.be/8S37XlzqtkU

April 15: David Hyrenbach: Act Locally, but Think Globally: Considering Multiple Ocean Drivers of Wedge-tailed Shearwater Populations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB0_urTsZcY

April 22: Rich Downs: White Terns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJHlOc2GkRI


April 29: Tom Fake: Bird Photography


2021 Earth Day Activities


Earth Day 2021: April 20-22: 'Restore Our Earth'


Farewell to our Shorebirds, Paikō Lagoon

April 10, 8:25 am, meet at water end of Kuliʻouʻou Road

Explore the Lagoon area while learning about Hawaiʻi’s visiting shorebirds. We may see, e.g., Kōlea, Ruddy Turnstone, Wandering Tattler as well as Hawaiian Stilts, ʻIwa, Egrets, Herons, and lots of urban birds and ducks.

Leader: Alice Roberts

RSVP: MermaidsHI@aol.com




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APL Earth Day Event -April 24, 2021

HONOLULU, HAWAII, April 24, 2021 – An urban “bird watching” geocaching treasure hunt where players travel through urban centers across the state of Hawaiʻi searching for Palila. On Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island, Maui and Kauaʻi, teams will follow clues to “collect” bird sightings by taking pictures and posting on Instagram of Palila stickers hidden in various locations. Grand prizes will be awarded to winning teams on each island, sponsored by Conservation Council for Hawaii, National Wildlife Federation, Hawaii Forest and Trail, and Laurie Sumiye Studio.


In-person teams are limited per island, and can host up to 5 players. Team captains must register their team by 4/17/21. The event will also be live streamed, participants at home can also play online to win prizes and follow the action on the ground. 

When: Saturday, April 24th, 2021, 11am-1pm HST.


Where: Honolulu (Oʻahu), Kahului (Maui), Hilo (Big Island), and Līhuʻe (Kauaʻi) in downtown areas.

Cost: Free


To Register: aparadiselostmovie@gmail.com


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aparadiselostmovie


A PARADISE LOST is an independent documentary produced and directed by Laurie Sumiye, for release in early 2022. An endangered Hawaiian Palila bird narrates his story as the first animal to sue the government to save its kind, a fable of struggle and aloha in the heart of the Extinction Capital of the World. Produced by Worm Media.

If you would like more information about the film or the event, please call Cassidy Patmont at 808-292-2156 or email aparadiselostmovie@gmail.com.




​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



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


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.  You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01yh9PqOcvg&feature=youtu.be










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.



* Books are available for ordering in             .  Cost is $15.95 + shipping and handling.

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