Hawaii Bird Tours
Hawaii Bird Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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yva81881
West Hartford, CT7 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Three of us were fortunate enough to spend half a day with Mandy getting to know the birds of Oahu and the history of the island. Mandy is personable, engaging, and very attentive to our birding level and tour goals. The birds were cooperative and the places that Mandy took us to to optimize the experience were beautiful. As an added bonus, she gave us amazing restaurant recommendations!
Written March 11, 2021
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Katherine M
La Jolla, CA2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
My husband and I spent a day birding with Mandy on Maui. We had an incredible time and added 19 life birds to our list! These included several endemics we were really hoping to see, such as the i’iwi. We were also able to find additional new birds in the next couple of days given tips she shared with us. Mandy is super personable and was so fun to hang out with. She also taught us so much about the birds, their behavior and habitat, and even the history of Hawaii. I feel so lucky to have scored a tour with her! Highlight of our trip!
Written June 17, 2021
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Diannb
1 contribution
Apr 2021
I spent two fantastic days on the Big Island birding with Mandy Talpas. It was an excellent experience all around! Mandy is very knowledgable about the birds, has a great ear, and knows where to find those elusive endemics. Not only that, but she is so personable, energetic, and fun to be with that you'll be sorry when the day ends. We spent a day in the Hakalau Forest and a second day on a pelagic off the Kona coast, and both days were extremely productive, well-organized and a lot of fun. I HIGHLY recommend Mandy for any serious birding adventure.
Written April 22, 2021
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asubean
Chicago, IL78 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I was lucky enough to score a tour with Hawaii’s birding babe extraordinaire, Mandy, of Hawaii Bird Tours! We visited 5 different areas to find the corresponding birds, such as forest, wetlands, and the coast. I saw all the birds on my list and more! Mandy is so knowledgeable, not just about birds, but the flora, the fauna, and the history of Hawaii. I got a great informational and scenic tour of Oahu as well. The best part of it all is her enthusiasm and effervescent personality! I felt like I was with an old friend, laughing the whole time. I can not begin to express my gratitude for this spectacular tour! I had the time of my life!
Written June 5, 2021
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Laci Brock
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Mandy and her business are wonderful, and she set everything up for me to bird with Matt on Oahu while I was in town for a conference for work. We birded the whole island, changing from forest birds to sea birds. It was a great tour and really nice to get out of the city. Matt was knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. He even submitted the eBird checklists for our stops to make it much easier on me. I was able to see plenty of species too! Highly recommend!
Written January 10, 2020
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maz2173
Scottsdale, AZ3 contributions
Apr 2021
We were so fortunate to have Mandy as our bird watching guide in Kauai. Mandy is incredibly knowledgeable about the bird fauna in the Hawaiian Islands. She is very entertaining as well. There was never a dull moment on our tour. Highly recommended.
Written April 29, 2021
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blkdye
Half Moon Bay, CA248 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We had a great day of birding with Mandy a week ago. She is incredibly knowledgeable, not only about birds but also about Hawaiian history and wildlife. She is a charming conversationalist and my husband, who is not really a birder, also thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Mandy took us to out-of-the-way spots where we were able to see birds we would never have found on our own. She really knows Oahu and where every bird species is likely to be seen. Plus, she did ebird lists to share with me which was so helpful. It was a terrific custom tour. Finally, her prices are very reasonable. We highly recommend her for a great day in Oahu!
Written November 15, 2017
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Palweer
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Mandy was great, she customised our birding adventure to fit around us. We spent the morning with her looking at park, forest and sea birds. She is a lovely person, really knowledgeable, passionate about her job and she made our birding adventure fun and enjoyable. Would highly recommend. Her van was really comfortable too!
Written April 24, 2019
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fpayne2018
Benton, AR1 contribution
Jan 2018 • Couples
Mandy took me on a birding tour of Oahu and she took my wife and me on another tour on the Big Island. When I told my wife about my experience birding with Mandy on Oahu she was ready to join us on the Big Island tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience(s). Mandy is knowledgeable in so many areas. In addition to seeing birds, we received insights into the history, culture, ecology, bird conservation, and geology of the islands. My birding goal was to see honey creepers and Mandy put me on several.
If one goes birding expect to do some walking over uneven terrain. On the Big Island we walked into a old forest that was surrounded by old lava flows. We entered through a path of lava. The walking was not terribly strenuous. Mandy will not put you into an uncomfortable situation. My wife and I are both over 65.
Be sure to take a camera and binoculars if not a spotting scope. Mandy will supply binoculars for your use and will set up a spotting scope when conditions are suitable (i.e., the birds are not flitting from tree to tree or shrub to shrub). We recommend that you plan for an all day trip. The ecology of the islands is diverse (montane to desert)
Mandy is a professional, knowledgeable ornithologist that we recommend as a birding guide without reservation.
Written February 4, 2018
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BirdBikingBuddha
Riverside, CA79 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Mandy is the "birding plus" type of guide that I like the best. First, she is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable birder who is an excellent teacher (how to tell Kauai "wild chicken" from Red Junglefowl) - and patient with her clients (took forever for me to see the Japanese Bush-Warbler!). Second, she delivers awesome birds (Erckel Francolin). I cannot remember the last time that I added as many as 9 lifers in the United States in one day. And the "plus", deep history, recent history, conservation biology, Arabic dancing, meteorology, culture, STORIES, recommendations, a stop at a coffee plantation (just seconds after seeing the Chestnut Munia). My "signature" bird of the day was Kauai Elepaio.
Written March 6, 2019
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