Birds Of Kauai


Peek-A-Boo Parrot

This beautiful bird lives at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu


Here on Kauai, there are all kinds of birds. Big birds, small birds, water birds, ground-nesting birds, song birds and more. The list goes on and on. I thought I would start out this new blog with a few photos of these avian wonders that I have taken around the island recently. I have mixed emotions about all of these birds. None of them are native to the Hawaiian Islands. And for the most part, all of them are captive birds. I love the fact that they are so easy to photograph because they are captive, but hate that they are not allowed to fly free and do their bird things.


The Grand Hyatt Kauai has this colorful bird living in the main lobby

All of these images were shot over the past month. My wife Marta and I spent a few days recently at a press junket on the south shore. We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, where three of these shots were taken. It really is a beautiful hotel. They have made a magnificent setting to wander around and relax. All of the plants inside and out are stunning and the views are not to be missed.

Black Swans

This pair of black swans have their own pond at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu


The fourth shot was taken at the Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua. I was there shooting a wedding. I took a short break from taking pictures of the happy couple and wandered around the grounds. This bold peacock just sauntered past without a care in the world. It had no fear of me what so ever. It decided it wanted to be on the other side of the road and walked right up to me, posed for a minute, then continued on his merry way. Such a crazy bird!


This peacock struts his stuff at the Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua


  1. Thor September 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Congrats on getting the new site up! Looks slick and user friendly!

    • Maliyah October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      You can awylas tell an expert! Thanks for contributing.

      • Pono Photo October 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

        lol, Thanks. Glad you like these bird shots! They were fun to shoot and all, though they aren’t the WOW photos for a portfolio or anything. Nice for the blog though.

  2. Pono Photo September 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Thanks Thor! It’s getting there. I still have more to do and more content to add. But at least it’s up and running now. Not too bad for a one week I suppose. lol
    Now I just need to write a bunch of CSS code, create some more graphics, prep and post a bunch more images… on and on and on…

    • Casado October 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      Went to Kauai for the first time in my life in January. Loved it. Next trip we plan to spend a day or two on the Big Island before vnriunteg over to Kauai.Thanks for your visit to my blog. I always look forward to meeting new people.

      • Pono Photo October 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

        Well thanks for visiting me here! Man I really need to get over and spend some time on the Big Island! Enjoy your trip over there and hey, if you want a family portrait or anything while you are here on Kauai, you know how to find me! :D