Our crew has finished installing 150 new Goodnature self-resetting rat traps in the field, making that a total of 300 traps across the core habitat of the Alaka'i Plateau! The traps were funded by the American Bird Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and by donations from the BirdsNotRats campaign.
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July 21, 2016
Of course you can’t wait; the pristine beauty of the Na Pali Coast, the lush green of the Kalalau Valley, and the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean from the Pihea Overlook at Koke'e State Park on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i is truly breathtaking, but don’t forget about the journey. A walk down the Pihea Trail is full of its own wonders. The trail crosses a unique landscape where native vegetation and birds have been able to persist in abundance due to a 4,000 ft. elevation and protective caldera rim. Look for endangered birds like Puaiohi, ‘Akikiki, and ‘Akeke‘e along the way. As they say, the journey is as important as the destination!
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Photo credit: Carter Atkinson/USGS
July 19, 2016
Hike and learn about KFBRP's efforts to monitor Puaiohi, 'Akikiki, and 'Akeke'e (mist netting, banding, sample collection, resighting, rodent control, egg collection to found captive populations). We will observe mistnetting and banding (subject to staff availability and weather permitting).
Physical Demands: moderate difficulty, 4 mile hike round trip through bogs and native rain forest, no bathrooms, bring water/lunch, sun protection, good footwear, rain gear etc. Not suitable for children under 8 unless carried, and people not comfortable hiking on muddy, rough terrain with some hills.
Where: Na Pali Kona Forest Reserve. Meet at Pu'u O Kila lookout (end of road parking lot). RSVP by September 29 to email@example.com, subject line: Alaka'i Tour.
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