ABOUT Oahu Nature Tours Oahu Nature Tours was founded in October, 1995 by Michael Walther. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Los Angeles, California, he first visited Hawai'i in December, 1972 for several months. In 1980, he moved to Kaua'i and while living in Poipu Beach, he became interested in the native honeycreepers that survived in the remote Alaka'i Wilderness. With a friend, he visited the swamp-like area and attempted to see the rare O'o, Akialoa, O'u, Nukupu'u, Puaiohi and Kamao. Unfortunately none of these endangered species were found, but he was able to observe the beautiful I'iwi, Apapane, Amakihi, Anianiau and Elepaio. In November of 1980, Michael returned to the mainland.