Horned Lark. My first sighting consisted 8/10 of finding the bird! I heard and recognized but didn't identify the calls coming from a farm field. I just knew the calls sounded like those of a prairie bird. Eventually my eye caught movement and I used my camera to seek out the several larks! They are impossible to see if you don't hear first.
Male Hawaiian Akepa is rare and the smallest bird in Hawaii. The ʻakepa (Loxops sp.) are a group of one of the smallest Hawaiian forest birds, at four inches long and weighing 10 grams. Adult males sport one of the most brilliant orange colors found in any bird, a plumage which takes four years to develop. The 'Akepa are highly endangered.