Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (5th Annual)
The Fifth Annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (HIFB) will be a four-day event October 15 to 19, 2020 headquartered at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 2020 theme is "Wanderers and Migrants-Celebrating Hawaii's Avian Voyagers" and will celebrate and raise awareness of the remarkable number of migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawaii each year. HIFB's special guest at the 2020 Festival will be Jason Ward, community relations and outreach coordinator for the National Audubon Society. Ward is an American naturalist, birder, activist, and host of the 2019 TV documentary series Birds of North America. 2020's line up includes guided field trips and pelagic boat tours, a Saturday Bird Fair with educational booths, local arts and crafts, birdwatching optics store and showcase, a keiki (kids) corner, educational talks and panel discussions. An evening presentation, The Seabirds of Traditional Hawaiian Navigation, will include storytelling, hula and Hawaiian song. Schedules, event information and registration are available online at birdfesthawaii.org.
BENEFICIARIES: Hawaii Wildlife Center & The Hawaii Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail
SPONSORS:Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Hawaii, Hawaii Forest & Trail, Destination Marketing, Hawaii Wildlife Center and Alaska Airlines.