USA - Hawaii (Oahu Kahuku) - January 27 2011

Published by Lance Tanino (lance.tanino AT


Kuilima/Turtle Bay WTP
James Campbell NWR-Punamano Unit
James Campbell NWR-Kii Unit
Kahuku Aquafarms

Species Lists

Mallard x Hawaiian Duck (hybrid)
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Teal sp. - observed flying with a flock of Northern Pintails.
Ring-necked Pheasant - heard only.
Laysan Albatross - observed flying over the sand dunes.
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Common Moorhen
Hawaiian Coot
Pacific Golden-Plover
Black-necked Stilt
Wandering Tattler
Whimbrel - Hudsonicus; North American subspecies.
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Ruddy Turnstone
Pectoral Sandpiper - seen well in good light. Pale bill base, yellow legs, clear demarcated streaked upper breast. Observed feeding next to Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - seen well in good light. Rufous cap, streaked breast, yellow legs, white eye ring. Observed feeding next to Pectoral Sandpipers.
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Dove
Barn Owl - observed perched on fence post along sand dune beach strand habitat. Its presence agitated Bristle-thighed Curlews. Hunted along fence line. Also obseved actively hunting (hovering and diving) into wetland ponds and perched in cattails and shrubs. Stood in open parts of muddy wetland with feet buried in mud.
Red-vented Bulbul
Common Myna
Red-crested Cardinal
Common Waxbill
Nutmeg Mannikin