Hawaii Fact 35 of 50: Hawaii’s State Bird, the Nene

Nene in Kauai North Shore

Hawaii’s state bird is the Nene. Here are some quick facts about the nene:

  • Nene is pronounced nay-nay.
  • Nenes are endemic to Hawaii, which means it’s not naturally found anywhere else on earth other than Hawaii.
  • As you can probably tell from the photo, the nene is a goose.
  • The nene is can be found on all the islands except for Oahu.
  • The nene is endangered, so tread lightly around them.
  • For more information, see this fact sheet.


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One comment

  1. Thanks for the article, beautiful bird you have in Hawaii, we have in Cancun several point for the observation of birds. This is a jeep tour and will take you through each natural habitat where you will observe the different fauna and species that live in each.
    thanks!

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