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You don't need to be an expert birder to contact a Pal. However these are serious birdwatchers who are willing to help. It is a privilege to contact them. Your message should reflect decent respect.

A Birding Pal does not charge a fee, however you should pay for their expenses, transportation costs, entrance fees, meals, etc.

Pals will answer your messages quickly, if they can. You might write to someone who is traveling, so write to more than one Pal, and be patient. Let us know if someone doesn't answer and we'll check that everything is okay.

Let us know when you are going to meet a Pal, and then let us know how it went.

Happy birding.

To: Mandy Talpas
Of: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Available: Anytime
Language: English

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Mandy Talpas
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Available: Anytime
Language: English


I am a professional, licensed, and insured guide based out of Honolulu offering birding tours in Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. My goal with every birding trip is to help you view, learn about, and enjoy more birds! Whether you're a serious birder with a target species list on an endemic bird quest, a novice birder looking forward to some life birds while taking in the views on a scenic hike, or seeking an ultimate birding experience across multiple islands, I'm happy to provide customized excursions to create your ultimate Hawaii birding experience.

I have dedicated my life to avian conservation and have always been an educator and a birder. I am proud to work for Pacific Rim Conservation part time and volunteer for James Campbell NWR, Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project, and Maui Forest Birds Recovery Project when I'm not guiding. I look forward to sharing Hawaii's beautiful birds, unique wildlife, and the projects in place to help save them with you!

Area and hotspots

The island of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

Local birds
Oahu Elepaio, Oahu Amakihi, Mariana Swiftlet, White Tern, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Laysan Albatross, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Gallinule, Hawaiian Stilt, Kauai Elepaio, Kauai Amakihi, Anianiau, Apapane, I'iwi, Hawaiian Owl, Hawaiian Duck, Hawaiian Goose, Hawaii Amakihi, Hawaii Elepaio, Oamo, Red-tailed Tropicbird, Red-footed Booby


birdwatching, birding, nature, wildlife, conservation, photography, hiking, geology, history, culture
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