Wildlife in Honolulu, HI can be breathtaking. However, the Hawaiian Islands are susceptible to invasive species that cause safety and damage threats to residents.


Wildlife in Hawaii includes a large number of bird species. While some are native to the island and cause little to no harm, others can cause major disturbances and threaten daily life.

Some nuisance birds in Hawaii include the following:

  • Myna Birds
  • Pigeons
  • Doves
  • Finches
  • Sparrows

Many of these birds are common in other parts of the country, and even across the globe. However, they are considered invasive species on the small island. Because of its fragile, closed-off ecosystem, outside species can easily disrupt the habitats of native species.

The above birds can become aggressive towards other bird species on the island, fighting them off for food and destroying their nests and eggs.

Additionally, many of them also carry harmful diseases, parasites, and mites that are detrimental to human health.

Overcrowding is a big concern on the island, as is sanitation. These birds can also cause damage to residential and business properties and are often found in well-populated, urban areas where there is lots of food and plenty of spaces to make a home.


When you think of what wildlife is in Hawaii, rodents might not be the first thing to come to mind. But Hawaiian residents deal with rats and mice on a seasonal basis. With more complaints during spring and summer, these nuisance animals can be found just about anywhere. However, they thrive even more so in the wetter areas like Kaneohe and Manoa.

There are four main rodent species that have a major negative impact on Hawaiian residents and businesses:

  • Roof Rats
  • Norway Rats
  • Polynesian Rats
  • Field Mouse

Though the Norway rat was once the most prevalent of the bunch, it has been replaced by the roof rat. The roof rat can be found in agricultural areas, wooded gulches, and both wet and dry forests. It is often seen close to human habitations and frequently resides near wet areas like streams, drainage, and sewers.

The Polynesian rat is the smallest of the rats on the list, and it tends to thrive near agricultural lands, range, and wooded areas. Both this rat and the Norway rat are known for causing significant damage to cane.

The field mouse is, of course, smaller than all of the rat species listed, but it’s found across both urban and rural areas. In Hawaii, its species has been a part of cyclic mouse outbreaks that happen every few years. Mice can cause damage and sanitation issues in homes and businesses.

Other Wildlife

Wildlife in Hawaii stretches far beyond birds and rodents. There are many other animals that can make their way into residential life and cause damage and safety issues. Some wildlife in Hawaii you might experience issues with include:

  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
  • Skunks
  • Opossum
  • Armadillos
  • Foxes
  • Coyotes
  • Wild Pigs/Boars
  • Snakes
  • Bats

Most of the animals above can be found wherever there is a food source readily available. Some of them can simply cause damage, such as raccoons and squirrels, but others, like foxes, coyotes, snakes, and boars, can be extremely dangerous to approach.

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