Learn about the ‘backyard birds’ of Hilo


It might be said that we know a bit more about the threatened or endangered species of Hawaii’s birds than we do of our more frequently seen feathered neighbors. The avian community of the Hilo area has been in a constant state of change for the past few centuries.

From 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Lyman Museum, visitors will learn about the birds that once existed here, those we regularly see now, and which birds we might still expect to see in the future.

UH-Hilo biologist and bird specialist Patrick Hart also will discuss the basic natural history of our most common backyard birds, and reveal how to identify them by sight and song.

The Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum at 276 Haili Street in Hilo showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawaii. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs. Cost is $3; free to Lyman Museum members. Seating is limited. Additional parking is available at Hilo Union School. For more information, visit www.lymanmuseum.org.

 

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