USA Hawai'i - September 17, 2017

Published by Lance Tanino (lance.tanino AT

Participants: Lance Tanino, Brian Sullivan, Brad Argue, Yve Nagy Morrell, Nick Paulson


On the third day of the 2nd annual Hawai'i Island Festival of Birds (#birdfesthawaii), I helped lead 28 participants on a five-hour (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM) pelagic trip from Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, USA. This was the second of two pelagic trips of the festival weekend. We spent most of our time west of Keahole Point, up to 20 miles from shore.

Lance Tanino
Waimea/Kamuela, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i, USA
Birding Guide

Regional Editor — North American Birds, Hawaiian Islands Region, American Birding Association
Regional Reviewer (Hawaiian Islands and U.S. Minor Outlying Islands) —, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Committee Member — Western Field Ornithologists' Hawaii Bird Records Committee

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Species Lists

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (530)
Sooty Shearwater (13)
Juan Fernandez Petrel (4)
Bulwer's Petrel (3)
Hawaiian Petrel (2)
Black-winged Petrel (2)
Cook's Petrel (1)
Brown Booby (2)
Brown Noddy (2)
Black Noddy (3)

Rough-toothed Dolphins
Pantropical Spotted Dolphins