We were fortunate to have wonderful views of a group of Palila feeding in the Mamane Trees.
The Palila also feed on the Sandalwood Trees. The Sandalwood forests were logged in the mid 1800s under the reign of Kamehameha the 1st to almost extinction. Only a few trees remain in a State Sandalwood Reserve on Mauna Kea. There is currently a Sandalwood Reforestation Program in place on the slopes of Mauna Kea.
The World is Full of Beauty & Wonder,
Turtle & Hawk