Hawaii Bird Species

There are as many as 350 species of birds that are either living there, or have been reported in the Hawaiian Islands. Around 71 of these birds are 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 discussed on the site with links to a page about them. We’ll add more to the site as we can.


The songbirds in Hawaii are diverse and beautiful. This will be the largest category of birds on this website.

Water birds

Hawaii is home to many different species of water birds, or water fowl. Here are some of our favorites.