Butterflies Over Hawaii
The Maui Butterfly Farm
DOVE RELEASEBIRDS IN PARADISE MAUI 10 MILE
SUSAN ANCHETA P.O. BOX 1047 WAILUKU HI 96793
Toll Free (808) 281-5402 Ph (808) 264-2025
We provide sevices island wide!We also have a private wedding and function site includes a large private dressingroom /restroom/valet parking available on a 16 acre farm! Panoramic mountain/ocean/central maui/and Haleakala views!
Doves of Love
Doves - Symbols Of Love, Peace & Purity!
Since ancient times doves and pigeons have been symbols of love, peace, and purity. The release of white doves can add a beautiful touch of elegance to many occasions such as weddings, birthdays, concerts, blessings, memorials, grand openings, sporting, religious, and community events.
Doves can be released anywhere on Maui even out at sea within sight of the island, including the islands of Molokai and Lanai. Due to a keen homing instinct they return swiftly to their Upcountry Maui home.
Dove releases can range in number from just 2 up to 100 doves. A favorite release method is a 2 dove 'hand release' by the Bride and Groom.
Some commonly asked questions:
Q: Are the birds doves or pigeons? A: Our birds are white homing pigeons and are in the dove family. Doves and pigeons have many similarities and have been known to be 'more than friends'.
Q: Where do the doves go after they are released? Do you have to catch them? Do they fly back to your car? A: The doves return to their loft in Kula, Maui. They are able to enter the loft on their own and find good food, clean water, and companions upon arrival.
Q: Do the doves always make it back home?
A: It is very rare for us to lose one. Our birds are descended from stock that can fly hundreds of miles in one day.
Q: How late in the day can the doves be released?
A: It is preferred that they be released by sunset. It is best to ask your coordinator if there is any question.
Q: How are they trained to fly home?
A: Our doves use their homing instinct and landmarks to navigate home. We supplement this with periodic jaunts to keep them in good condition.
Q: How do you avoid accidents?
A: Through feeding schedules and diet we minimize the chances of the 'call of nature' occurring during the event.
Q: Do doves really mate for life?
A: Yes, if given the opportunity, they will.