Second Annual Hawai`i Island Festival of Birds
The proceeds from the festival benefit the new Hawai`i Island Coast to Coast birding trail and Hawai`i Wildlife Center. Sign up for a variety of birding tours offered on Friday and Sunday, or a service work experience on Monday. Friday afternoon and evening there will be a film festival, with a free film offered on the lawn, The Big Year. There will also be a professional birder (Yve Morrell http://thedancingbirder.com/ ), who is in the middle of doing a Big Year right now visiting to speak beforehand.
The Bird Fair on this Saturday will be at the Sheraton. There will be a great panel of speakers along with a variety of booths offering more info about the variety of bird species, unique habitats and conservation issues facing both. The fair will also include many vendors offering beautiful artwork, such Haruo Uchiyama’s beautiful bird inlay works of art http://hawaiipublicradio.org/post/bird-hand-worth-lot and keiki activities. The Gala and Auction will follow that Saturday evening at the Sheraton, and tickets can be purchased online.