Hawaii Bird Species

There are as many as 350 species of birds living on the Hawaiian Islands, with 71 of them being endemic and found no where else on earth. Prior to the arrival of humans there were believed to be 113 endemic species.

One type of bird that Hawaii is most famous for is the honeycreeper, and all of its subspecies found on the islands. Today, 18 of those honeycreeper subspecies are extinct, with several others on the verge of extinction. Over 30 birds are endangered in Hawaii today.

The largest island of the small archipelago known as the Big Island, has more of these species than any of the other islands. Below you’ll find a few lists of some Hawaii bird species that we’ve hand-picked. We’ll add more to the site as we can.