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90-mile trail for bird watching to open up across Big Island

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A 90-mile trail across the Big Island will soon open up to allow visitors from around the world a close-up view of Hawaii's rare birds.

West Hawaii Today reports (http://bit.ly/1UUeNun ) that a committee comprised of birding enthusiasts, an outdoor group and eco-tour operators will open the trail for bird viewing this fall. They are set to finalize plans for the trail, which also include a two-day festival in Keauhou featuring birding tours and guest speakers.

The trail along the Daniel K. Inouye Highway will stretch across the island from Kona to Hilo, starting from the west at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

The areas covered by the trail are home to a variety of birds, including honeycreepers, golden plovers and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse.

Information from: West Hawaii Today, http://www.westhawaiitoday.com

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