Laura Berthold leads a hike into the Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve.
A group of people on the boardwalk in The Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve enjoying the abundance of Maui's indigenous and endemic birds.
MFBRP leads one monthly hike through The Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve for supporters of MFBRP and conservation in Hawai'i. 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 commercial 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 infoATmauiforestbirds.org for information on when these hikes occur.
See Field Sites to learn more about the preserve and the work we do there.
Here is a view of the TNC's Waikamoi Preserve Boardwalk: