“We’re novice birders, so we were looking for a general overview and some chances to see things we wouldn’t see back home. We did a day tour with Mandy around Oahu. We got to see a number of endemic species and had some close views of birds like the Bristle-thighed Curlew. Mandy tailored the trip to our interests, and we saw a lot that we wouldn’t have seen without a guide.”
Meet Your Guide, Mandy Talpas
My goal with every birding trip is to help you view, learn about, and enjoy more birds! Whether you envision casually cruising the coastline in search of seabirds, chasing after endemic forest birds, exploring local hot spots, or all of the above. I am dedicated to providing customized excursions to create your ultimate Hawaii birding experience.
My promise on every eco-tour is to ensure that each guest is having a great time while learning about Hawaii’s alluring flora and fauna. When I’m not guiding I am proud to be involved in local avian conservation initiatives. I look forward to sharing Hawaii’s beautiful birds, unique wildlife, and the projects in place to help save them, with you.
Hawaii Bird Tours fosters wildlife conservation through environmental awareness and education with every guest. Mandy supports local non-profits, is a proud volunteer of grass-root conservation initiatives, and is honored to work for Pacific Rim Conservation on their translocation of Laysan and Black-footed albatross and their Oahu Elepaio Recovery Project.
Why Go With Hawaii Bird Tours?
Mandy is a full-time guide who is passionate about birds and nature and is excited to share her knowledge with you.
Keen Birding Senses
Mandy can identify sounds, plumages and flight patterns of almost every species—just what you should expect when hiring an experienced guide.
Flexibility and Fun
Mandy is easy-going and willing to cater to you in every regard. Birding and traveling are supposed to be enjoyable, and pleasant personalities make for pleasant experiences.
Support a Local Guide
You’ll see more and simply have an overall better experience! Mandy strives to share Hawaii’s history, culture, flora and fauna while personally catering to each guest.