Overview of the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
The incredible abundance and diversity of wildlife in Hawaii extends to our feathered residents as well. The Big Island is a wonderful place for bird watching and bird lovers gather here each year to explore and learn. The Hawaii Island Festival of Birds is typically held each October. The festival has previously been held at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa (previously the Sheraton) in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Hawaii Island Festival of Birds has announced an exciting virtual event for 2022 and is working to bring the Bird Fair back in 2023.
HIFB will be hosting Hawk Week in October 2022. Virtual content will be available on their website during the event. It will be all about the native ‘Io! Please refer to the festival website for upcoming event information.
The most recent festival was a digital event held in Oct 2020. They offered special, online bird-related content during the digital festival as well as give aways. The event theme was, “Wanderers and Migrants – Hawaii’s Unique Avian Visitors,” highlighting the migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawaii each year.
Festival activities were originally scheduled to include education on Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument, the Birds, Brews & Binos street fair, a reception, a film festival, guided birding excursions on land and sea and the event gala. Watch the festival website to see future event plans.
Hawaii Island Festival of Birds Beneficiaries & Sponsors
Beneficiaries of this educational event are Hawaii Wildlife Center and The Hawaii Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail. The event sponsors include Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Hawaii, Hawaii Forest & Trail, Destination Marketing, Hawaii Wildlife Center and Alaska Airlines.
For more information on how to attend future events, please visit the official Festival Website.