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Hawaiian EDventure offers an array of academic, cultural, recreational and experiential travel programs that blend Hawai‘i’s culture, science, history and ethnic diversity. EDventure’s custom-designed programs may be created to meet your educational and recreational objectives.

Our “Birding” program may include one, two or a three-island exploration. If you let us know what your educational/recreational needs are; Hawaiian EDventure will design the perfect program for your group. Below, see a description of our Collaborative Birding program with Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel/Exploritas).


Kauai Amakihi © Jack Jeffrey Photography
Kaua‘i Amakihi © Jack Jeffrey Photography

The islands of Hawai‘i are a birder’s paradise. More than 150 species of beautiful birds inhabit the Hawaiian Islands, 40 of which are endemic. Our instructors, (e.g Dan Lindsay), avid birders – lead daily field excursions to the region’s best birding sites. Highlighted by a presentation with a world-renowned birder and photographer, discussions feature Hawai‘i’s amazing plants, animals, and geology, and the vanishing endemic bird species. Beginning and experienced birders will sight some of the world’s most unusual and rare birds.

Apapane © Jack Jeffrey Photography
Apapane © Jack Jeffrey Photography

Explore Waimea Canyon, Koke’e State Park, Kilauea Point and Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuges, and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Explore seaside nature preserves with frigates, tropical birds, and albatross. In mid-elevation rainforests, search for amakihi, elepaio, apapane, and i’iwi. Venture into the high dryland to locate the incredible palila. Hawai‘i’s avifauna provide a showcase of co-evolution and adaptation.