Winner of the 2011 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award of Excellence in Natural Science
, Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association
Hawai‘i is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world. From the offshore waters, where graceful seabirds glide on the cool, refreshing trade winds, to the lush ancient forests of the mountains, where colorful endemic honeycreepers reside, Hawai‘i’s birds are wonderfully diverse. Introduced species and long-distance migrants contribute to the splendid assortment. Some island bird species are extremely abundant and instantly familiar since we encounter them daily in our outdoor activities. Others are so rare they are glimpsed only once in a lifetime. In these magnificent islands there is something for birders of every sort.
Superbly illustrated in color by the author and Jack Jeffrey, two of Hawai‘i’s best nature photographers, this guide includes nearly every species of bird on land and at sea in the main Hawaiian Islands. In total, 170 species or subspecies are described and illustrated. This comprehensive work is an essential resource for those who are interested in identifying, locating, and learning more about the avifauna of Hawai‘i.
196 color illus.
A Latitude 20 Book
"The life of bird-watchers in Hawaii has been beautifully enriched and made easier with the arrival of [this] superb Latitude 20 series bird book." —Maui News (31 January 2010)
Author: Denny, Jim;Jim Denny
grew up amid the bayous and hardwood forests of rural Louisiana, where he learned his love for the outdoors. For the last forty years, he has been a resident of Kekaha, a small, peaceful town on the leeward coast of Kaua‘i. Jim is the author of two books, The Birds of Kaua‘i
and Hawai‘i’s Butterflies and Moths.
He has also produced two videos, Hawai‘i’s Birds
and Birds of the Rainforest.
His photos have appeared in textbooks, conservation literature, and popular magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian,
and National Geographic.