The Hawaiian Islands are renowned in the scientific world for evolving the most spectacular land bird assemblage on a remote oceanic archipelago. Numerous species of theatened or endangered endemic birds can be found in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, including four species of the cherished native honeycreepers, the nēnē or Hawaiian goose, and ʻuaʻu or Hawaiian petrel.
Learn about a few of these special birds below.
Honored as the official state bird, this threatened species symbolizes the precarious existence of Hawai‘i's native birdlife
Last updated: February 18, 2022