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Hawai'i Birds (June 2006)

From the graceful seabirds at Kilauea Point and the precious honeycreepers of the Alaka‘i Swamp to the windswept plains of Kohala and the native forest of Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i is home to some of the rarest and most beautiful birds in the world. Assembled from crisp digital footage, this video presents over 80 species. It is accompanied by the music of gifted slack key artists Paul Togioka and Hal Kinnaman and is appropriate for both the visiting birder seeking to identify our local birds and as a relaxation video for those who simply enjoy the diverse avifauna of The Hawaiian Islands. Playing time 35 min.

"...the best Hawaiian bird footage I have ever seen"
- Tom Coffman, PBS, documentarian
"The close-up imagery of the birds moving about is spectacular"
- Dr. Robert Pyle, Bishop Museum

Filmed in Standard Definition (4:3)

This video is available on DVD-R for $25. E-mail Jim for details.
Also available locally at Kilauea Point NWR and at the Koke'e Natural History Museum.

Available online at Hawaii Forest & Trail and the Hawaii Natural History Association

 

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Birds of the Rainforest (2012)

The high upland forests of the Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the rarest and most sought after birds in the world. This video presents seventeen of them thirteen honeycreepers, two flycatchers, and two thrushes. Over half of these precious birds are listed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered species. Each bird is shown in its native habitat and is accompanied by its call and / or its song. This is the story of their discovery, their current status, and challenges to their survival. With the exception of the Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) each species was filmed in high definition and is presented here in widescreen (16:9) format.

Narrated

Playing time: 30 min.

This video is available on DVD-R for $25. E-mail Jim for details. Also available in m4v format for iPad & multimedia players (Quicktime,VLC,iTunes,etc.)

 
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Hawai'i Butterflies (2010)

The Hawaiian Islands are home to seventeen species of butterflies. This video presents all of them including the two natives - the Kamehameha Butterfly and the Koa Butterfly (Blackburn's Blue). Some like the Monarch will be instantly familiar. Most arrived accidentally as larva on imported plants. Some were purposely introduced in an attempt to control alien weeds. All contribute to the beauty that is Hawai'i. This DVD is appropriate for both the visiting naturalists seeking to identify our local butterflies and as a relaxation video for those who simply enjoy the diverse wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. Playing time 20 min.

Filmed in High Definition
16:9 Widescreen
Accompanied by Hawaiian guitar

This video is available on DVD-R for $25. E-mail Jim for details.

 

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