4th Annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds

FOURTH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS 2019 CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Alternative Tours are Available
Anyone wishing to book, re-book or cancel tours and events may contact Hawaii Forest & Trail at 1-800-464-1993 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A portion of all tour proceeds booked directly benefits Hawaii Wildlife Center and the critical work they do with our native birds.  Information is also available online at birdfesthawaii.org.

PRES RELEASE: 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii –- Due to the ongoing uncertainty of access
into key native forest habitat and other mitigating factors,
organizers of the 2019 Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (HIFB) have
announced the cancellation of this year’s event, which was to be
held October 24-28.
“It was a difficult decision made after careful deliberation following
numerous consultations with authorities and resource managers,”
explained HIFB committee chair Cindy Pacheco. Pacheco added
further that Hawaii’s native endemic forest birds are the keystone
experience that most festivals attendees desire. There is a high
probability that current road and forest closures will still be in
place at the onset of the festival and HIFB may not be able to
provide the high quality offerings as promised and advertised.
“It was important to make this decision now before the festival
date gets too close so those who have registered or planned to

register can plan accordingly,” Pacheco said. Announcement of
dates for HIFB 2020 will be made at a later date.
There is good news for those still hoping to experience Hawaii’s
remarkable birdlife and nature. The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
will honor special HIFB room rates over the festival dates and
three alternative birding tours are open for booking during the
festival dates.
Friday, October 25; Native Forest Birdwatching: Tour will
access native forest habitat(s) open at the time with the best
possibility of seeing the most native Hawaiian species.
Saturday, October 26; Natural History Huaka’i Volcanoes,
Waterfalls & Birds: This full day trip includes short stops along
the Hawaii Island Birding Trail and Hawaii Volcanoes National
Park where participants may see native and introduced birds
along the way.
Sunday, October 27; Kona Coast Pelagic Full Day Sunday:
Birding by boat! Depart from Honokohau Harbor and join
experienced birding guides who will help participants spot and
identify birds and sea life while enjoying views of the Kona
coastline.

Anyone wishing to book, re-book or cancel tours and events may
contact Hawaii Forest & Trail at 1-800-464-1993 or email at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A portion of all tour proceeds booked
directly benefits Hawaii Wildlife Center and the critical work they
do with our native birds. Information is also available online at
birdfesthawaii.org.

 


 

Event Properties

Event Date 10-27-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-28-2019 2:00 pm
Location Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

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