Travellers to Hawaii go for sun, sand, and surf, but increasingly leave the beach for part of their stay to explore the islands' incredible natural attractions : stunning mountain scenery, wonderful hiking trails, glimpses of birds - many of them highly endangered - that occur nowhere else on Earth. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Hawaii's unique land animals and plants, and magnificent sealife. In one beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey : Field-guide color illustrations of about 475 of Hawaii's most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants - including essentially every bird species that occurs in the main Hawaiian Islands (and on Midway atoll). Birds and other land animals illustrated by H. Douglas Pratt, one of the worlds foremost authorities on Hawaii's birds. Information on the underwater animals most snorkelers and divers actually see ; and on the region's whales and dolphins. Information on Hawaiian habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter. Descriptions of the regions most frequently visited parks and reserves.