The fifth installment of the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds [https://birdfesthawaii.org/] is booked for Oct. 15 to 19.
The 2020 theme for the four-day festival is "Wanderers & Migrants: Celebrating Hawaii's Avian Voyagers." Programming includes field trips Friday and Sunday, a pelagic boat tour, and a Saturday Bird Fair with educational booths, local arts and crafts, bird-watching optics store and showcase, a keiki (kids) corner, educational talks and panel discussions.
The event is headquartered at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, and the 2020 special guest is Jason Ward from the National Audubon Society, a naturalist, birder, activist and host of the 2019 TV documentary series "Birds of North America."
Additionally, an evening presentation, The Seabirds of Traditional Hawaiian Navigation, will include storytelling, hula and Hawaiian song.