than twenty species of ducks, geese, and shorebirds migrate to Hawaii
each winter. Among them is the Kolea or Pacific Golden Plover. It
is an exciting time for birders in Hawaii, because one never knows
what might arrive from some distant land.
that it was from seeds attached to the legs of these visitors from
far off continents that Hawaii received many of the colonizing plants
that now make up the lush native rainforest.
Golden Plover - photo by Jim Denny |