First Hawaii Island Festival of Birds Takes Flight

If you missed last weekend’s Festival of Birds Sept 24-25, 2016, you missed an exciting opportunity to share the fun of birding with family and friends from all over the US and Canada.

The Festival welcomed over 400 people to the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay  on Saturday where they enjoyed speakers, artists, photographers, and family-friendly activities all day long. The evening’s gala dinner with performances by Danny Almonte, Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy, and speaker Sam Gon III capped off the day under the Hawaiian sky. Sunday over 100 people went on land and sea tours with groups sighting up to 26 species over the course of the day. They finished the evening with a Pau Hana BBQ dinner at Waikii Ranch Clubhouse, taking the opportunity to talk story and take a group photo.

We’ll be posting photos of the event soon, but in the meantime, start planning to attend next year’s festival! Photos will be posted on our new website, In a few days, this website will be taken down and all traffic directed to for more information about next year’s festival. In the meantime, you can visit that website and sign up for our new mailing list.


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