Backyard Birds of Hilo: Past, Present, and Future

May 20, 2014 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am
$3; Free for Museum members

Yellow-billed cardinal pic 05-2014 (2)

It might be said that we know a bit more about the threatened or endangered species of Hawai`i’s birds than we do of our more frequently seen feathered neighbors. The avian community of the Hilo area has been in a constant state of change for the past few centuries. This evening we learn about the birds that once existed here, those we regularly see now, and which birds we might still expect to see in the future. UH-Hilo biologist and bird specialist Dr. Patrick Hart also introduces us to the basic natural history of our most common backyard birds, and reveals how to identify them by sight and song.