Birding Photo Gallery: Hawaii in the rear-view mirror Posted on September 26, 2017 by The Dancing Birder I’ve left the Big Island having added 38 new species for a total of 780 in the ABA Region! My continental U.S. list is still at 742. I will be back in November for 2 weeks and 4 Islands. Mahalo. Another shot in the fog of the I’iwi. Yes, it can dance! 9/13/17. Big Island, HI Amakihi. Hakalau Forest NWR, Hawaii. 9/13/17 Gray Francolin. Waimea, Hawaii 9/12/17 Akepa. Common but still beautiful. Yellow-billed Cardinal. Kona, Hawaii. 9/17/17 Great Frigatebird has a 7′ wingspan!! Brown Booby. Big Island pelagic. 9/15/17 A familiar bird. Northern Cardinal. Kona,Hawaii. 9/18/18 Common Waxbill. Big flocks at the hotel. Kona, Hawaii. 9/17/17 Chukars. Big Island, HI. 9/13/17 My only photo of White-tailed Tropicbird. Darn!!! Spotted Dove. Didn’t have to go to Compton again to see this one. Kona, Hawaii. 9/18/17 Lance Tanino on our pelagic. Sheraton Kona. Shoreline Park, Big Island. Royal Poinciana–just like home!