- A-Z Animals
Hawaii has about 337 recorded bird species, of which 64 are endemic, 130 accidental, and 52 introduced by humans. Some birds indigenous only native to the Hawaiian Islands include the Hawaiian duck, Hawaiian goose or nene, Hawaiian petrel, and Hawaiian hawk. Around 33 of the 64 endemic species have gone extinct like the Laysan rail, and Hawaiian rail.
Nene, or Hawaiian goose, has been designated as Hawaii’s state bird since 1957. Its name nene, as called in the local language, is a result of its soft vocalization.
Backyard Birds: Northern Cardinal, Common Myna, Common Waxbill
Endemic Birds of Hawaii: Nene (Hawaiian Goose) Hawaiian Petrel, Hawaii ‘Amakihi, Hawaiian Duck, Hawaiʻi ʻAkepa
Birds of Prey: Hawaiian Hawk,Hawaiian Short-eared Owl
Rare Birds: Hawaiian Crow, Maui Parrotbill