Below you will find information about birdwatching, birding, and and bird watching tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. These links are meant to help you find the best locations to bird watch on the island. If you have any additional links or books that you'd like to share, please contact us and we'll add them to the list.

In our opinion there is only one good way to begin your birdwatching adventure on the Big Island, and that's with Hawaii Forest and Trail. Their Rainforest and Dryforest Birding Adventure is a great tour for both experts and beginners. Our first time out with them we saw the very rare ʻAkiapolaʻau and the beautiful `I`iwi. Another great tour they do is the Hakalau Forest Wildlife Refuge birding tour. The tour prices may seem a bit steep at first, but Hawaii Forest and Trail can take you directly to the best locations to bird watch on the island, and they take the guesswork out of where to look for the amazing birds of the Big Island. We highly recommend them.

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