The Birds of the Hawaiian Islands:
Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status
Version 2 - 1 January 2017

 Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle

 

Resources

The following web-based resources provide further information on the birds of Hawaii and were instrumental in the creation of this monograph.

Scientific Information

The Birds of North America Online. Provides thorough and up-to-date species accounts for most migratory and all endemic birds in the Hawaiian Islands. Subscription $40/year.

eBird. Real-time on-line checklist program administered by Cornell University for birds of the world including the Hawaiian Islands.

Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA). Covers major North American bird journals with many scientific publications on Hawaiian birds and birdlife.

American Ornithologist's Union (now American Ornithological Society). Maintains official taxonomy of Hawaiian (and North American) birds as decided by the AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature (see updates here).

BirdLife International. Up-to-date accounts on ths population status of birds, with emphasis on threatened and endangered populations including those of the Hawaiian Islands.

National Audubon Society Chirstmas Bird Counts. Dowlodable data on all counts including 14 counts conducted in the Hawaiian Islands. See also Introduction and Christmas Count Page.

ORNIS. Searchable specimen record database for specimens collected in the Hawaiian Islands (and elsewhere) located in over 50 museum collections worldwide.

B.P. Bishop Museum Section of Vertebrate Zoology. Repository for scientific and cultural information on birds in the Hawaiian Islands.

Cascadia Research Collective Hawaii Cetacean Studies. Scientific survey nformation collected on pelagic marine mammals and seabirds in the Hawaiian waters 2003-2009 and beyond. See also Introduction.

Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey. Extensive marine mammal and bird surveys conducted periodically by Southwest Fisheries Science Center throughout Hawaiian Island waters.

'Elepaio. Journal of the Hawaii Audubon Society, including scientific articles on Hawaiian birdlife.

Pacific Rim Conservation (PRC). Dedicated to research and conservation of Hawaiian birds and other biota. Responsible for many scientific publications on the birds of Hawaii.

Sounds Hawaiian. Resource for vocalizations of Hawaiian birds and other wildlife.

Xeno-canto. Repository of bird recordings from around the world including the Hawaiian Islands

Peale's (1848) Mammalia and Ornithology. Classic publication on the U.S. Exploring Expedition that visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1840.

Cassin's (1858) Mammalia and Ornithology. Classic publication on the U.S. Exploring Expedition that visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1840 based on Peale's work.

Rotshchild's (1893-1900) The Avifauna of Laysan and Neighboring Islands. Classic publication on Hawaiian birdlife based on the collections of Palmer and others.

 

Conservation Projects and Agencies

Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). State agency for wildlife and conservation of birds in the Southeastern Hawaiian Islands and Kure Atoll.

Kaua'i Forest Birds Recovery Project. Dedicated to the conservation of endemic landbirds on Kaua'i.

Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project. Dedicated to the conservation of breeding seabirds on Kaua'i.

Save our Shearwaters. Dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of seabirds on Kaua'i, in particular Hawaiian Petrels, Newell's Shearwaters, and Band-rumped Storm-Petrels.

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. Dedicated to the conservation of endemic landbirds on Maui.

Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project. Dedicated to the conservation of breeding seabirds on Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i, and Kaho'olawe.

Mauna Kea Forest Restroation Project. Dedicated to the restroation and conservation of endemic landbirds on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i Island, including the Palila.

Hawai'i Forest Institute Keahou Bird Conservation Center. Dedicated to the conservation and propagation of endemic landbirds on Hawai'i Island.

American Bird Conseravncy Hawaii Projects. Dedicated to the conservation of endangered Hawaiian birds

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Islands Office. Federal agency for wildlife and conservation including birds in both the Southeastern and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP). Dedicated to conserving albatrosses and petrels including those of the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii State Wildlife Action Plan. Association of Fish and Wildlife conservation plans for birds.

Environment Hawai'i. Newletter on environmental issues in Hawai'i.

Hawai'i Wildlife Center. Wildlife recovery center for Endangered and other Hawaiian birds and wildlife.

Pacific Seabird Group. Works toward the research and conservation of seabirds in Hawaii and worldwide.

 

Photographs of Birds in the Hawaiian Islands

Oahu Nature Tours Hawaii Bird Photo Gallery.

Jack Jeffrey Photography.

Jim Denny - Birds of Kauai.

Forest and Kim Starr - Birds of Hawaii.

Eric VanderWrf - Pacific Rim Conservation Image Gallery.

Brooks Rownd Hawaii Page.

Birds of Hawaii pages at Flickr.

 

Birding/Bird Watching

Hawaii Birding Yahoo Group. ListServe with reports of birds in the state as well as conservation and other news about birds and wildlife.

Oahu Nature Tours. Nature and bird-watching tours primarily on O'ahu.

Hawaii Forest and Trail. Nature and bird-watching tours primarily on Hawai'i Island.

Version 2 completed Jan 2017 and will not be updated for content until future versions are posted (typos and bad links will be fixed). Comments, errors, typos, bad links, updated information, any other suggestions: Please contact Peter Pyle at ppyle@bishopmuseum.org.

Citation: Pyle, R.L., and P. Pyle. 2017. The Birds of the Hawaiian Islands: Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status. B.P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. Version 2 (1 January 2017) http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph

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