Birding Hikes

MFBRP occasionally offers guided bird hikes through The Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve for supporters of MFBRP and conservation in Hawaii. Hikes focus on viewing native forest birds, learning songs and vocalizations of forest birds, and searching for the rare avian species of the area: Kiwikiu and Akohekohe. Hikes are guided by a knowledgeable ornithologist familiar with the birds and the area.

Access to Waikamoi Preserve is limited to organized hikes offered by MFBRP, The Nature Conservancy, and Haleakala National Park and is otherwise closed to the public and commerical operations.  For more information on Waikamoi Preserve visit The Nature Conservancy's website. The Nature Conservancy occasionally offers guided tours as well. Please contact them for more information.

Because of staff restrictions, we will only offer hikes when schedules allow it. Call MFBRP at 808-573-0280 or e-mail for information on when these hikes occur.

Ranger Lead Hikes

Haleakala National Park leads hikes into Waikamoi Preserve once a week. Reservations are required, call 808-572-4400. For more information on these hikes, visit the Haleakala National Park (Click Schedule of Events, hike information is under the heading Summit Area- Waikamoi Cloud Forest Hike).