ʻApapane at Kilauea Iki

ʻApapane at Kilauea Iki

I hiked the rim of Kilauea Iki Crater on Hawaiʻi Island to look for and photograph native forest birds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. At the crack of dawn I pushed-off from my friend’s home in Puna and drove towards Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on...
Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Mokoliʻi

Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Mokoliʻi

We went to Mokoliʻi — Chinaman’s Hat — to see Wedge-tailed Shearwaters and enjoy panoramic views of Kāneʻohe Bay. About 14 of us met at Kualoa Beach Park early in the morning to swim to Mokoliʻi.  Mokoliʻi is the 12.5 acre islet just offshore from...
Red-Footed Boobies at Makapuʻu

Red-Footed Boobies at Makapuʻu

For the past several weeks I have been looking for red-footed booby birds at Makapuʻu along the Koʻolaupoko Coast of windward Oʻahu. I love to hike to Makapuʻu to see sweeping views of Makapuʻu Bay, Waimanalo, and the offshore islets of Mānana and Kāohikaipu.  It...
Red-Tailed Tropicbird Nesting Season

Red-Tailed Tropicbird Nesting Season

For the past several months I having been hiking along the rugged Ka Iwi Coast of East Oʻahu to look for red-tailed tropicbirds or koaʻe ʻula during nesting season. When I saw my first baby chicks in March my curiousity peaked and I decided to return nearly...
White Fairy Terns – Nesting Season

White Fairy Terns – Nesting Season

I have been looking for White Fairy Terns or Manu-o-Kū in the parks and trees of Downtown Honolulu. From January to July, the trees on the grounds of civic buildings, parks, and courtyards in Honolulu become nesting sites for manu-o-Kū, literally the bird of Kū. Kū is...
Red-tailed Tropicbirds on the Ka Iwi Coast

Red-tailed Tropicbirds on the Ka Iwi Coast

For the past several weeks I have been hiking up and down the Ka Iwi Coast of East Oʻahu looking for Koaʻe ʻula or Red-tailed Tropicbirds. When I saw Baron Yamamoto’s facebook photo of a red-tailed tropicbird on the rocky coast along the Ka Iwi Channel I had to...