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To: NShema
Of: Volcano, Hawaii, Hawaii
Available: Anytime
Language: English

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Volcano, Hawaii, Hawaii

Available: Anytime
Language: English

I lead a one hour nature tour at the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park three days a week.

Area and hotspots
Reside about 2 miles outside of the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii`i. The island has both native hawaiian birds and introduced birds from all over the world. The town I live in is Volcano and is about 4000 feet above sea level. The weather fluctuates a lot and can go from warm sunny and clear to cold, wet and windy within a few hours.
Kipukapuaulu, Pu`u O`o trail,Hakalau Wildlife Reserve

Local birds
Hawaiian Honeycreepers, introduced Asian birds

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