Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Kauai List

I came off Kauai thinking I hadn’t seen that many birds, certainly only three of the native forest birds. However when I eventually got round to checking off the species I had seen versus the official list, I actually saw a very high percentage of what there is. Some obvious misses, but for 48 rather chilled-out hours on the island I am amazed at what I did see. This is also the first place I can remember going where I did not see a single Gull!

Bulwer’s Petrel
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Red-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Red-tailed Tropicbird
White-tailed Tropicbird
Great Frigatebird
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Hawaiian Stilt
Pacific Golden Plover
Wandering Tattler
Black Francolin
Erckel’s Francolin
Spotted Dove
Zebra Dove
Red Junglefowl
Hawaiian Coot
Hawaiian Duck
Nene Goose
Kauai Elapaio
Japanese Leaf Warbler
Japanese White-eye
Saffron Finch
African Silverbill
Chestnut Munia
Nutmeg Munia
Red Avadavat
House Finch
Red-crested Cardinal
Northern Cardinal
White-rumped Shama
Common Myna

Pueo, the endemic race of Short-eared Owl

Red-crested Cardinal

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