Mahalo for joining us at this years 5th annual, but 1st ever “Virtual” Festival celebrating Honolulu’s official bird, the Manu O Kū!

Brought to you by Conservation Council for Hawaii, National Wildlife Federation, Hui Manu O Ku, and our valued festival partners!

Each day this week, Conservation Council of Hawaii and our partners have brought you new videos and activities!

Today, on Day 7 of our virtual festival, we invite your comments and contributions of your own video, photographs, and stories about the Manu O Kū which we will share in the next weeks on social media.

Consider becoming a CCH member, sending your comments, sponsoring our next events, or supporting any of our partners in their good work!

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Manu O Kū Festival Sponsors

Laurence H. Dorcy Foundation

Today at the Festival!

Day 7 Friday, May 22, 2020

Rescue and Volunteer Day

On our final day of this 5th annual (and first ever “Virtual”) festival, we share enchanting video from the people and organizations that help rescue birds in need, to nurture and then release them so they may live!

We’ll hear from Susan Scott, The Hawaii Wildlife Center, Honolulu Zoo, and Hui Manu O Ku, as well as share stories and images from people who care.

Festival Friday!   

Day 6

Tree Day: Thursday, May 21, 2020

You simply have GOT to SEE this TREE! 


Day 5

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Day 5

Manu O Ku Festival brings you new video and games!
Join us live or on-demand anytime!

Day 4

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Join The Experts!

As we all go ‘virtual,’ so too does the Manu O Kū Festival!
Today, we hear from experts on Oahu, as well as Australia and St. Helena.
And, we play a fun matching game – test yourself!

Day 3

Monday, May 18, 2020

Keiki Day

Storytime with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Preservation Ohana

Honey Girl, the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Keiki Q & A 

With Keith Swindle, U.S. Dept of Fish & Wildlife

Go to Monday!

Day 2

Sunday, May 17

Culture Day

What is the ancient Hawaiian story of the Manu O Kū?

Makahiapo Cashman, the Director of UH Manoa Ka Papa Lo’i O Kanewai, tells the story of Manu O Kū and Maui!

Seafaring Navigation with the Manu O Ku 

Polynesian Voyaging Society shows you how watching these birds gives you clues that have saved lives!

Go to Sunday!

Day 1

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Welcome to the Virtual Festival

As we all go ‘virtual,’ so too does the Manu O Ku Festival!
Join the day’s festivities, live,or on-demand anytime!

Go to Saturday!

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Manu O Kū

Manu O Kū is the Hawaiian name for the White or Fairy Tern.
In Hawaiian, manu means bird and Kū refers to one of the four great Hawaiian gods.


These small seabirds are found across the tropical oceans of the world, and on the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Here on Oahu, they thrive and raise their young only on southern O‘ahu. In 2007, the City and County of Honolulu designated the Manu O Kū the city’s official bird.


The Manu O Kū is the perfect urban wildlife ambassador.

Conservation Council for Hawaii thanks our Manu O Kū Festival Partners