A Birdwatcher's Paradise
The Conservancy’s 9,000-acre Waikamoi Preserve is an ideal place to view Hawaii's native forest birds.
Waikamoi is part of the 100,000-acre East Maui Watershed, home to the largest concentration of endangered forest birds in the U.S.
Waikamoi has a 1,500-foot boardwalk that allows for an authentic bird-watching experience.
At Waikamoi. you can see all six of the native forest birds found in East Maui.
‘Apapane, a common native forest bird found at Waikamoi, feed on the nectar of the ‘ōhi‘a lehua blossoms.
A juvenile ‘i’iwi, a native honeycreeper, feeds on the nectar of the blue ‘ōpelu at Waikamoi.
The ‘alauahio, or Maui creeper, was once found on Lāna‘i and West Maui. Waikamoi is one of the few places it is still seen.
Waikamoi is home to the kiwikiu, or Maui parrotbill, a bird so rare its population is estimated at 500 individuals.
The 'amakihi, another common native forest bird, feeds from the tubular flowers of the koli'i.
Waikamoi is a safe haven for the critically endangered ‘ākohekohe, a bird found only in East Maui.