What is the State Bird of Hawaii?
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Ah Hawaii, land of beautiful beaches, surfing, warm weather, and unique birds. Because of its distance to the mainland, Hawaii is home to over 60 species of endemic birds. Few are as unique (or rare) as the Nene , or Hawaiian Goose , Hawaii’s state bird. Nenes can only be found in Hawaii, and used to be plentiful. When Hawaii designated the Nene as the state symbol in 1957 , it was uncertain if the goose would escape extinction.