5889
Hawaii
A Birder's Paradise: Kauai and Hawaii
Add the avifauna of Hawaii to your birding list as you explore protected rainforests, volcano parks and beachside ecosystems in search of the rare birds that call these islands home.
Rating (5)
Program No. 5889RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,595
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8 days
7 nights
19 meals
7 B 5 L 7 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Hilo, HI
D
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Dinner: Meal at hotel dining room.

Evening: Program orientation

DAY
2
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
Hilo, HI
B,L,D
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Breakfast: Meal at local restaurant.

Morning: Field trips to the Hilo Farmers Market and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Sites at the Volcano Park include the Nahuku Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road and the Holei Sea Arch.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Field trips in the park to Jagger Museum, Kipuka Puaulu and the Visitors Center.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Evening: Lecture and slide presentation on Hawaiian Endemic Birds.

DAY
3
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Hilo, HI
B,L,D
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: All day field trip to the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Evening: Free evening for relaxation and exploration.

DAY
4
Pu'ula'au
Hilo, HI
B,L,D
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Breakfast: Meal at local restaurant.

Morning: All day field trip to Pu'ula'au in West Hawaii.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Evening: Free evening for relaxation and exploration.

DAY
5
Free morning, Arrival & Check-in Hotel
Kapaa, HI
B,D
Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach

Breakfast: Meal at hotel dinning room in Hilo.

Morning: Bring luggage to hotel lobby for check out at 11:30am. Depart for Hilo airport at 11:45am. Transfer to Kauai via Honolulu.

Lunch: Lunch on own before hotel departure.

Afternoon: Check in

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

DAY
6
Hanalei & Huleia National Wildlife Refuge
Kapaa, HI
B,L,D
Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach

Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: Field trips to Hanalei Valley, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea Lighthouse Point and National Wildlife Refuge.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Kalihiwai Beach.

Afternoon: Field trip to Huleia National Wildlife Refuge.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

DAY
7
Koke'e Museum & Nature Center, Afternoon Waterbird Sites
Kapaa, HI
B,L,D
Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach

Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: Field trips to Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, and the Koke'e Museum and Nature Center.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the Koke'e State Park.

Afternoon: Travel to various island locations.

Dinner: Aloha dinner and camaraderie at the hotel...a great time to share stories, pictures and more!

DAY
8
Program Concludes
Kapaa, HI
B

Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: Independent departure after breakfast by 11:00 am. Independent travel arrangements for transport from hotel to airport.






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