Fwd: [Tweeters] Kauai birding advice?-

TheMartins tipndick at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 04:52:39 PDT 2010

Kilauea Point NWR is indeed a great place to bird; I've spent many hours
there. However, you should also spend a day hiking with a local guide if not
in the Alakai Swamp then at least in the general location through the
forests and bogs. We went with a guide, and I can supply contact information
offline. Hosmer Grove on Maui is an easy place to see Apapane and I'iwi
without a guide. I highly recommend using a guide if you visit the Big

Dick Martin

Wenatchee Valley

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Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:07 AM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu; Karen
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Don't forget the great flock of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters that come into
their nests near the Lighthouse just before dusk.

If you are lucky enough to see a native Hawaiian land bird, don't forget
that they're disappearing. While we've spent enourmous efforts to "save"
barely ID'able sub-species -- Mt. Graham squirrels, Cal Gnatcatcher etc.,
we've let an entire Hawiian avifauna collapse. When I first visited Hawaii
in 1970, Iiwi & Apapane were common, now you'll be lucky to see one.

Richard Carlson
Full-time Birder, Biker and Rotarian
Part-time Economist
Tucson, AZ, Lake Tahoe, CA, & Kirkland, WA
rccarl at pacbell.net
Tucson 520-760-4935
Tahoe 530-581-0624
Kirkland 425-828-3819
Cell 650-280-2965

--- On Thu, 8/26/10, Karen <puget_sound_girl at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Karen <puget_sound_girl at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [Tweeters] Kauai birding advice?-
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 9:11 AM

I am enjoying the responses re: Kauai birding as I will be there for 10 days
in November. I'd love to hear about any recommendations.

Thanks for your help!



From: "mechejmch at aol.com" <mechejmch at aol.com>
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Wed, August 25, 2010 5:58:53 PM
Subject: Fwd: [Tweeters] Kauai birding advice?-

I guess I could share this with others who might be heading to the islands,
so here it is.

Joe Meche


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From: mechejmch <mechejmch at aol.com>
To: schillingera <schillingera at hotmail.com>
Sent: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 6:35 pm
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Kauai birding advice?-

North side....Kilauea Point NWR!

An all-time favorite of mine. I've spent hours/days at the lighthouse there,
watching Laysan Albatrosses, Great Frigatebirds, boobies, tropicbirds, etc.,
riding the thermals up-close and personal. It's considered to be one of the
"premier birding spots in Hawai'i." Many seabirds nest on the cliffs in the
area and hikes up to Crater Hill will certainly add to the thrill of being

Congrats and....aloha!

Joe Meche


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From: amy schillinger <schillingera at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 5:58 pm
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I will be on my honeymoon in September and have convinced my fiance that
birding is great in Hawaii. We will be on the Southern side of the island of
Kauai and would prefer not to island hop (unless it's to Molokai). Any
advice, places to go, or people to contact about where to go and what to

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Amy Schillinger
Renton, WA
schillingera at hotmail.com


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