Saturday, January 26, 2008

Birding in Kauai

Red-footed Booby Red-footed Booby
White-rumped Shama Japanese White-eye
White-rumped Shama Japanese White-eye
Laysan Albatross Red-crested Cardinal
Laysan Albatross Red-crested Cardinal
Chestnut Mannikin (Chestnut Munia) Red Avadavat
Chestnut Munia Red Avadavat
Java Sparrow Nene (Hawaiian Goose) and Goslings
Java Sparrow Nene (Hawaiian Goose)
Apapane Anianiau
Apapane Anianiau
Common Myna Pacific Golden Plover
Common Myna Pacific Golden Plover
We thought we'd check back in with old friend frm New Jersey and provide an update on our recent trip to Kauai. It looks like NJ has been having a cold winter. Things are a bit warmer back now that we are back home in California, but we still have the need to get away, so Hawaii it was this year-- the island of Kauai in particular. The birding was pretty good. The Red-crested Cardinal, a bird that we only caught a glimpse of in Trinidad, was quite common and even came to the railing of the hotel deck. The Japanese White-eye was a fun little bird. The highlight was the I'iwi, but Mike didn't get a photo so we'll have to settle for the Apapane and Anianiau for endemic birds. The Red Avadavat was a surprise that Chris spotted. The Chestnut Mannikin was interesting too. We didn't get close to where the red-footed boobies roost, but Mike got a shot of one flying by.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ebird Sightings

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