Native Bird Photography in Hawai‘i
Renowned Hawai‘i photographer and biologist Jack Jeffrey will share the experiences, challenges and joys of capturing native forest birds on film at two sessions at the Lyman Museum.
The first session is Monday evening, Oct. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; a “matinée” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Through personal stories and breathtaking photos of these elusive creatures in their habitats, Jeffrey will bring attendees into the real picture of wildlife photography.
Most native birds in Hawai‘i are seldom seen, and even more rarely photographed. Found only at high elevation in remote rainforests, many of these birds are critically endangered, with just several to a few hundred individuals of each species remaining in the wild.
Their habitats—where the weather is often wet, foggy, cold, and clammy—present extreme conditions that are good for neither camera equipment nor intrepid photographers.
These forests are often accessible only by helicopter or by hiking many hours along muddy slopes and trails.
The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i. Located in historic downtown Hilo at 276 Haili St., the museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call (808) 935-5021 or visit www.lymanmuseum.org.