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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii (November 2009) Univ of Hawaii Press; ISBN: 9780824833831

Hawai‘i is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world. From the offshore waters, where graceful seabirds glide on the cool, refreshing trade winds, to the lush ancient forests of the mountains, where colorful endemic honeycreepers reside, Hawai‘i’s birds are wonderfully diverse. Introduced species and long-distance migrants contribute to the splendid assortment. Some island bird species are extremely abundant and instantly familiar since we encounter them daily in our outdoor activities. Others are so rare they are glimpsed only once in a lifetime. In these magnificent islands there is something for birders of every sort. Superbly illustrated in color by the author and Jack Jeffrey, two of Hawai‘i’s best nature photographers, this guide includes nearly every species of bird on land and at sea in the main Hawaiian Islands. In total, 170 species or subspecies are described and illustrated. This comprehensive work is an essential resource for those who are interested in identifying, locating, and learning more about the avifauna of Hawai‘i.

196 color illus. Winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence in Natural History by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association.

This book can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Tropic Isle Music & Gifts, Barnes & Noble, or at Booklines Hawaii. Locally, it can be purchased at Kilauea Point Bookstore and the Koke'e Natural History Museum.

 
 
         
 

The Birds of Kaua'i (March 1999) Univ of Hawaii Press; ISBN: 0824820975

Superbly illustrated with more than 80 color photographs, the birds of Kaua'i covers every avian species that can be seen on the Garden Island. The author's knowledge and enthusiasm are evident on each page, as he describes native forest birds, seabirds, alien birds, and migratory visitors. The Birds of Kaua'i is the recipient of two awards of excellence from the Hawai'i Booksellers Association.

This book can be purchased online at Amazon.com, at Barnes & Noble, at Booklines Hawaii, or directly from the publisher at the University of Hawaii Press. Locally, it can be purchased at Kilauea Point Bookstore and the Koke'e Natural History Museum.

 

 
         
 

Hawai'i's Butterflies & Moths (May 2002) Mutual Publishing Company; ISBN: 1566475279

This book reveals the fascinating island micro-world of these beautiful, strange, and exotic creatures. From the lovely Monarch and Kamehameha butterflies, to the tiny Dancing Moth and amazing Carnivorous Caterpillar -- here are the life cycles, habits and histories of Hawai'i's most easily observed species. The book also illustrates some of the rarest, like The Fabulous Green Sphinx of Kaua'i. Species descriptions and colorful photographs of caterpillars, cocoons, plant habitats, and full grown adult butterflies and moths identifies over 30 species easily encountered in backyards and low altitude hikes. It includes a glossary of scientific and evolutionary terms.

This book can be purchased online at Tropic Isle Music & Gifts, Barnes & Noble, or at Booklines Hawaii.

 
 
         
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