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Hakalau Forest Birding Adventure
The Hakalau Birdwatching Adventure takes you on a 4wd Mercedes Sprinter into the heart of a restricted National Wildlife Refuge for Hawaii’s best birdwatching. High on the forest slopes of Mauna Kea, you will look for the endangered akiapolaau, omao (Hawaiian thrush), iiwi, apapane, and other endemics. Your interpretive guide is an expert bird tracker. You’ll also discover rare native plants and animals, including carniverous caterpillars and happ-faced spiders.
You are welcome to bring your own birdwatching or photography gear on this tour, but binoculars are provided. The total hiking distance is between 2 and 4 miles depending on bird activity. There is up to 650′ feet of elevation gain during the four hours of birdwatching. Transporation to/from the birdwatching area is about two hours each way. Allow 11-12 hours for the entire experience.