You didn’t really think that the Dancing Birder would miss the opportunity to use this song, did you?? Especially after seeing the Hawaiian national bird, the Hawaiian Goose–the Nene.
Yesterday I spent a great day birding with Lance Tanino and a couple of other birders in the rainforest at Hakalau NWR. We were able to see the whole list of endemics, my favorite being my namesake, the Iiwii (pronounced Ee-eevee).
We also saw 2 of the 3 Raptors on the island. The Short-eared Owl(Hawaiian) and Hawaiian Hawk.
Such a contrast to last week in Gambell. It got up to 100 degrees and 3000% humidity and I loved it!!