Leave the city of Honolulu behind to experience the best wildlife viewing Oahu has to offer while searching for some of Hawaii’s most beautiful birds. This tour encompasses Oahu’s highlights for the nature enthusiast and birder alike, while enjoying stunning scenery along the south and north shore. Explore the tropical rainforests for Oahu’s endemic Hawaiian honeycreeper, search the suburbs for flashy finches, explore the rugged southeastern coastline for majestic seabirds, journey to secluded beaches in pursuit of sought after shorebirds and endemic water birds. This full day trip is the ultimate introduction to Oahu’s wildlife with short, casual walks and often includes incidental big waves, sea turtle, and monk seal sightings.
Highlight Target Species
Oahu Amakihi, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Wandering Tattler, Pacific Golden Plover, Laysan Albatross (after Nov), White Tern, Red-footed Booby, Red-tailed Tropicbird (after Dec), Saffron Finch, Chestnut Munia, White-rumped Shama, Red-vented Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Gallinule, Hawaiian Stilt
“We birded the whole island, changing from forest birds to sea birds. It was a great tour and really nice to get out of the city. I was able to see plenty of species too! Highly recommend!”
$240 per person
Private tours available
Group tour: $240 per person plus tax
Oahu Elepaio Extension: $35
Private tour: 1-3 people: $710; 4 -9 people $1,275
Or contact us to build a custom tour.
Water, snacks, mosquito repellent, online checklists, transportation, the use of binoculars if needed, and fun!
We will make a stop with local plate lunch options. We recommend you bring cash, as some local vendors don’t accept credit/debit cards.
Casual walks on easy trails of one mile or less.
Comfortable lightweight clothing, closed toed shoes, camera, binoculars, sun protection and a lightweight raincoat.
For group trips: There is a 48-hour cancelation policy for all daily tours. If you cancel prior to 48 hours of the tour, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled trip departure, no refund fees will be provided. No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.
For private tours: There is a 7-day cancelation policy for all private tours. Credit cards will be taken at the time of booking. If you cancel outside of 7-days, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the tour no refund fees will be provided. No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.
Highlight target species: Oahu Amakihi, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Wandering Tattler, Pacific Golden Plover, Laysan Albatross (after Nov), White Tern, Red-footed Booby, Red-tailed Tropicbird (after Dec), Saffron Finch, Chestnut Munia, White-rumped Shama, Red-vented Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Gallinule, Hawaiian Stilt
A Comprehensive Checklist of the Birds of Hawaii
A free, downloadable guide with information on the best time of year to see each every expected species in Hawaii, complete with emphasis on endemic, threatened, and endangered species.
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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.
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This is the only tour of its kind! Other all-inclusive birding tours to Hawaii rush through on a cookie-cutter itinerary. Mandy has made Hawaii her permanent home and earns a living off of taking birders out of the city limits to experience the best Hawaii has to offer on a daily basis. She looks forward to sharing Hawaii’s birds, wildlife, food, scenery, history and culture with new friends.