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The Most Visible Birds of Oahu
As we go along our life path we are never alone. Everywhere we are there are birds to keep us company. While waiting at the bus stop little zebra doves appear usually looking for some delicious morsels you may want to share. The minahs fly in pairs mostly. The sparrow are nervously never coming too near yet are always around singing their chatter. Sometimes you'll see pigeons flying by mostly congregating near the library at Punchbowl and South King Street. I don't see pigeons everywhere on Oahu. These are the common everyday birds on Oahu the zebra dove, minah bird, sparrow and pigeons. Bird watching waiting for an unusual visitor is fun, but you'll have to be patient for nature takes it's own course to let you discover her beautiful creatures the birds. Below you'll see some of the common birds on Oahu that I took with my little Vivitar with no bird watching equipment. Without a zoom it's not as good as I hope it would be.
Birds I've Seen On Oahu
Having only a little Vivitar that I'm just learning to use is not an asset for bird watching. I do enjoy seeing the wildlife of Oahu. Here is a list of some of the birds that I've seen around Oahu mostly on the Leeward area of Oahu:
- House Finch
- Golden Plover - male
- White Terns
- Chestnut Mannikin or Chestnut Munia
- Saffron Finch
- Mynah Birds
- Cardinals - Red Crested Cardinal
- Hawaiian Stilts
- Java Rice Sparrow
House Finch Singing by Marie C. (SmallAquaponics)
Pacific Golden Plover by Philip Parsons
Birds I've Seen On Oahu
More Birds On Oahu That I've Seen
As the decades go by you experience more and see more. Here are more birds that I observed as they observe me.
More Birds That I've Seen On Oahu
Cameras with zoom for bird watching
When I see more birds I'll hope to have pictures of them here.
Have You Gone Bird Watching?
Birds Of Other Islands
When I went to the Big Island we visited the Painted Church. In one of the trees that border the parking lot was a beautiful saffron finch couple watching our every move-"tourists"! I have never seen them on Oahu, so I stood a while soaking them in my memory. We finished the educational tour of the Big Island with happy memories and one is of the saffron finch at the Painted Church. In the video below you'll see birds of the Big Island. My camera is just a little Vivitar with no zoom sticking out of it so I do the best that I can. The video is done by an expert photographer unlike me. On the bus ride to the Painted Church I happen to see pheasants grazing in the wild too.
As I was growing up we visited Kauai, Maui & the Big Island. I only saw the common birds we see here on Oahu: English sparrows, mynah birds, zebra doves and spotted turtle doves aside of the saffron finch and pheasants.
(The Big Island's Birds) "Unique birds of Hawaii" by Jack Jeffrey (Hawaiian Skies)
Bird's Eye Views Of Molokai & Lanai
When you see this it's as if you're floating over Molokai & Lanai-enjoy! It has just a few wildlife shots and magnificent scenery of Molokai & Lanai-I just had to share with you!
Molokai and Lanai Aerials by ScenicHawaiiCh1000
Bird watching equipment
Nature Is Sometimes Unusual
You'd see a beautiful flower blooming in the wild and you marvel at what nature does! Natutre gives us some anomalies and the unusual in the world of birds too. Ornithologists have found a half male and half female cardinal in the wild. Ornithologists believe that the bird is both male and female in one bird. In the marine biological world oysters begin life as a males than turn into female as it anchors itself to start a different phase of life for the oyster. Here is a link to help understand what scientists have found from The WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife:
* http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/oysters/facts.html .
From Barnegat Bay Shellfish site explains yet again about the oyster starting out as a male than changes into a female:
* http://barnegatshellfish.org/oyster_lifecycle_02.htm .
Half male half female Northern Cardinal by Ovidiu Radu
This Ultra Rare Butterfly is Half Male, Half Female by NerdAlert (This video has a half rooster & half hen bird too.)
DLNR Introduction to Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary by https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC726bMG17Ens17QPPt93DBA
"Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge
The Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Pacific Remote Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1909 by Theodore Roosevelt's Executive Order 1019, the refuge covers the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with the exception of Midway and Kure Atolls.
It consists of a chain of islands, reefs, and atolls, including Nihoa, Necker, French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Maro Reef, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, and Pea— http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=12526
List Of Bird Sanctuaries Of Hawaii
* http://www.hawaiiforvisitors.com/oahu/attractions/bird-sanctuaries.htm .
* http://www.fws.gov/refuges/ .