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Bird Watching Tours - Hakalau Wildlife Refuge & Endangered Native Habitats


Embark on a guided eco adventure with sensational bird watching opportunities! Explore amazing trails and experience the Big Island's unique wildlife.

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Observe the natural world around you with new eyes, scouring Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge or the dense forest trails at the base of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa for colorful forms fluttering from branch to branch. These areas on the Big Island boast an incredible diversity of endemic and introduced species that your guide will be more than happy to point out and help you identify. With varied landscapes ranging from dry forest to rainforest, these tours have something to offer nature lovers, hikers, bird watchers and anyone just looking to try something new.
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    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
    • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Closed toe shoes
    • Long pants
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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Are we allowed to feed the birds?
  • No, for the health and safety of the birds, you are not allowed to feed them.
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
  • Yes, you can bring your own snacks and drinks, but please note that lunch and drinks are included.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 4-5 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
  • Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Is this activity suitable for children?
  • This activity is not recommended for children under 8-years-old since it is a rather strenuous four-mile up-hill hike.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(4.75/5.00) 4.75 / 5
(4 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 8.5 - 12 hour(s)
Availability Weekday
Meal Breakfast, Lunch


I truly enjoyed the birdwatching trip. Our guide, Mark, was fantastic -- he educated us on the birds we would hopefully see and was helpful with questions about other wildlife in the area. I also en...more
This trip was worth every penny and more. The guide, Garry, was knowledgeable and went beyond to find all the birds on our list and spent extra time helping all see them. Guide, John, knew every nativ...more
by: Mr. Anonymous
My wife, who is an avid bird watcher, convinced me to come on this tour. Okay, she basically dragged me here...and I seriously thought I was going to be miserable and bored the whole time....but I was...more
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