Hike for Artists – TNC Birdloop Trail

Photo courtesy of Randy Bartlett

Let East Maui Watershed Partnership take you into Maui’s natural environment and introduce you to Maui’s native Species including plants, birds, and insects.  Find inspiration on one of our hikes to create you next masterpiece and enter it into Maui’s only annual native species juried exhibition Mālama Wao Akua 2017!

On this hike you will enter into a gulch filled with Native honeycreepers, Hawai‘i koa, ōhi‘a trees and ferns. Learn about this magical place and why native species hold such great importance to our way of life. Hike is easy-moderate, 1.25 mi roundtrip on uneven terrain.

  • Registration is required by calling 573-6999 or e-mailing pr@eastmauiwatershed.org
  • Hikes will meet in Pukalani by Longs in the back parking lot
  • Extra time is made for photography and sketching, so bring your supplies!
  • Hikers must bring: Water, sunglasses/hat, sunscreen, rain gear, snacks or lunch, backpack to carry it all in  and sturdy closed toes shoes.

Please be advised that hikers should not wear or bring any shoes, clothing or backpacks that have traveled to Hawai’i Island within the past 6 months. This is due to a deadly fungus called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is devastating native ʻŌhiʻa forests on the Big Island. The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve is a pristine native forest that has not yet been impacted by ROD. Please direct any questions or concerns to The Nature Conservancy’s Maui Director at acohan@tnc.org. For more information on this devastating fungus, please visit www.rapidohiadeath.org.