Or Hawaiian stilt... I was very pleased to stumble across five birds south of our resort on Kahapapa fishpond. Stilts are a very pleasant species to observe, they're delightfully delicate. This endemic race of black-necked stilt is only found locally on all of the Hawaiian main islands, and was a species I thought I was going to miss on the visit. According to the Hawaii Audubon Society their population (1998-2003 data) is only approximatley 1,350 birds.