Koke'e SP & Alakai Swamp Trails

22.13966 , -159.62832

United States Of America

Good, accessible place to look for native songbirds. Apapane is common. Kauai Elepaio is rather common in certain areas. Kauai Amakihi can be found on most high-elevation trails. Anianiau are uncommon on higher trails. Iiwi are rare here now. Akekee are very rare and unlikely but possible in this area.

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Coordinates were set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) : 22.1397/-159.6283 (2021-05-27 19:29:27 )

Site name was set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) as "Koke'e SP & Alakai Swamp Trails" (2021-05-27 19:29:27 )

Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:13:44
Good, accessible place to look for native songbirds. Apapane is common. Kauai Elepaio is rather common in certain areas. Kauai Amakihi can be found on most high-elevation trails. Anianiau are uncommon on higher trails. Iiwi are rare here now. Akekee are very rare and unlikely but possible in this area.

List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)
Erckel's Francolin (Pternistis erckelii)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Kauai Elepaio (Chasiempis sclateri)
Apapane (Himatione sanguinea)
Iiwi (Drepanis coccinea)
Anianiau (Magumma parva)
Kauai Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis stejnegeri)
Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris)

Kauai Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis stejnegeri) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:14:05)

Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:12:17)

Erckel's Francolin (Pternistis erckelii) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:12:00)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:08:28)

Apapane (Himatione sanguinea) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:08:10)

Iiwi (Drepanis coccinea) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:08:00)

Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:07:50)

Kauai Elepaio (Chasiempis sclateri) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:07:38)

Anianiau (Magumma parva) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:07:24)

Year-round. Morning is best but native songbirds can be found all day. Hour-full day, depending how much you want to see. Walking/hiking after driving to trailheads.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:05
Year-round. Morning is best but native songbirds can be found all day. Hour-full day, depending how much you want to see. Walking/hiking after driving to trailheads.

Drive up Waimea Canyon Drive. No public transport.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:06
Drive up Waimea Canyon Drive. No public transport.

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Bathrooms, food, lodge rooms, and gift shop at Koke'e Lodge. Camping.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:06
Bathrooms, food, lodge rooms, and gift shop at Koke'e Lodge. Camping.
Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 03:49
Native plant labels and information kiosk.
Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 03:48
Native plant labels and information kiosk.

Some trails can be dangerous, especially when wet & if hiked alone.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:07
Some trails can be dangerous, especially when wet & if hiked alone.
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