I took all of these photos except for the Hamakua Marsh sign in March 2009. I planned to take more photos of the sign, but it started to rain pretty hard that day. The Alae 'Ula sign is a cropped version of the Hamakua Marsh sign. I cropped it so that the information about the 'Alae 'Ula Hawaiian Moorhen bird would be easier to read.
Part of the Hamakua Marsh is located right behind Down to Earth, a health food store that I shop at when in Kailua (on Oahu). I usually check out the birds at this wetland marsh whenever I stop at Down to Earth, even if I don't have my camera with me. This was the first time I have seen an Auku'u Black-Crowned Night Heron. I was pretty excited and so grateful that I had my camera with me that day. I have not seen the Ae‘o and the ‘Alae Ke‘oke‘o birds yet.