Native forest birds such as the Apapane and Elepaio can be seen on the nearby Maunawili Trail. Even if one does not see an endemic bird, the beautifully melodic song of the Shama Thrush as well as many other species can be enjoyed right in the Hale Nalo gardens. The best location for viewing seabirds is—quite fortunately—nearby at Makapuu Point where Frigatebirds, Boobies, Noddies, Terns, Tropicbirds and Shearwaters can be seen flying on the off shore breezes.
Birdsong is plentiful, and beautifully soothing. Below are some samplings of birdsong as recorded by our friend David Kuhn (www.soundshawaiian.com). These three are found on all of the Hawaiian Islands and are perhaps the most vocal of song birds in the state.