“We met in Honalulu on a fine spring evening, all overjoyed […] within minutes we were watching a pair of rare Oahu Elepaio building their nest and affording superb views at eye-level as they unconcernedly went about their business in a small copse of trees. Next up was the other remaining island endemic, Oahu Amakihi. We spent time working to obtain some excellent views of our first extant “Drep” (the Hawaiian Honeycreepers), marveling at the intriguing bill construction which has somehow evolved […].”