USA Hawai'i - Kona - September 15, 2017

Published by Lance Tanino (lance.tanino AT

Participants: Lance Tanino (Leader), H. Douglas Pratt, J. Michael Scott, Yve Nagy Morrell, Nick Paulson


On the first day of the 2nd annual Hawai'i Island Festival of Birds, I helped lead 26 participants on a five-hour pelagic trip from Honokohau Harbor near Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i Island, USA. We spent most of the time up to 20 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona. This was first of two pelagic trips of the festival weekend.

Lance Tanino
Waimea/Kamuela, Hawai'i Island, USA
Birding Guide

Regional Editor — North American Birds, Hawaiian Islands Region, American Birding Association
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Species Lists

Juan Fernandez Petrel (3)
Black-winged Petrel (1)
Bulwer's Petrel (3)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (98)
Sooty Shearwater (92)
Newell's Shearwater (1)
White-tailed Tropicbird (1)
Brown Booby (3)
South Polar Skua (1)
Sooty Tern (29)