Birding Hikes

MFBRP leads one monthly hike 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.

Waikamoi Preserve is closed to the public and commerical operations, though there are limited opportunities for organized hikes through The Nature Conservancy. Currently, access to Waikamoi has been greatly reduced due to the severe threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death contamination. 

For more information on Waikamoi Preserve visit The Nature Conservancy's website.

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.