Maui’s Best Birds

Select Dates Through 2023


$245 per person
Private tours available



August 29
December 19



Daily from 7am-4pm

Group Size




Group tour: $245 per person plus tax

Private tour: $1495 plus tax (up to 5 people)

Or contact us to build a custom tour.



Water, snacks, online checklists, local picnic lunch, transportation to and from Kahului, the use of binoculars if needed, and fun! Guests coming from Paia, Wailea, and Kaanapali can easily meet us in Kihei.


Activity Level

You must be prepared to hike .75 miles of uneven, muddy easy trails.



Lightweight long pants, waterproof hiking shoes, lightweight sweater/fleece, camera, binoculars, sun protection, quick dry layered clothing, a daypack for carrying your lunch and water into the field, and rain gear, as the trail difficulty is not challenging but conditions may be cool, wet, uneven and slippery. We will be birding just below 7,000′ below sea level on Haleakala with temperatures between 35 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, in an area that receives 187″ of rainfall per year (misty rain and frost is typical at higher elevations). Wetland habitats at sea-level can be windy with temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.



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.

Birds You May See

Highlight target species: Iiwi, Hawaii Amakihi, Apapane, Maui Alauahio, Warbling White-eye, Hawaiian Goose, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Gallinule, Hawaiian Stilt, Chukar

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Coming soon:

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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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.

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Ascend up into montane wet forests in search of endemic Hawaiian honeycreepers, search suburban parks for flashy finches, and explore protected wetlands to look for endemic water birds with Hawaii’s premier bird guide. This full day trip is a great introduction to Maui’s beautiful birds that doesn’t involve a lot of hiking, for the birder and nature lover alike.


Highlight Target Species

Iiwi, Hawaii Amakihi, Apapane, Maui Alauahio, Warbling White-eye, Hawaiian Goose, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Gallinule, Hawaiian Stilt, Chukar

“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!”

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More Day Tours

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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.

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