We will be meeting at the office, then heading into Kawaikoi Stream to retrofit nest boxes to accomodate new sensors to monitor animal activity in the boxes. Nest boxes are one of the toos we use to promote the recovery of the Puaiohi (see the Mangement section of http://kauaiforestbirds.org/about-us/what-we-do/ for more info).
Please RSVP to Cali if you're interested.
Come out and help us build nest boxes to promote the recovery of the Puaiohi (see the Mangement section of http://kauaiforestbirds.org/about-us/what-we-do/ for more info).
Please contact Barbara ahead of time if you're interested in helping. Snacks and drinks provided!
Event marks 44 years since first plant sale by DOFAW
LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) welcomes the Kaua‘i community to its annual plant sale in celebration of Hawai‘i’s Arbor Day, on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pua Loke Nursery, 4396D Pua Loke Road.
Since 1968, local floral enthusiasts and rare plant collectors look forward to the annual event, especially since DOFAW began offering federally listed threatened and endangered plants, native to Hawai‘i and used for the State’s conservation programs.
“Planting a native plant celebrates the forests that are fundamental to our way of life. Hawaii’s native forests provide the islands’ water supply by absorbing large quantities of moisture from passing clouds and rainfall,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.
The monthly lecture series on the “Hawaiian Marine Environment” will continue on October 4th at the Hanapepe Public Library. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are held in the meeting room on the first Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. As a special feature, speaker Dr. David Burney will also conduct a book sale and book signing before the lecture at 5:30 pm and after the lecture.
October’s lecture will feature Dr. David Burney, who will be speaking on “Digging into the Past to Find the Future”. For over 20 years, Dr. David Burney and his wife Lida Pigott Burney have been uncovering a remarkable fossil record of Kaua`i’s past, and applying it to an innovative restoration program on the Grove Farm lease they call the Makauwahi Cave Reserve. The unique sinkhole and cave system at Maha`ulepu is widely acknowledged, as a result of their work and that of their collaborators, as the richest fossil and archaeological site in the Hawaiian Islands, and perhaps the entire Pacific region. As chronicled in the book for general readers, Back to the Future in the Caves of Kaua`i: A Scientist’s Adventures in the Dark, their detailed understanding of prehistoric Kaua`i has turned into a futuristic conservation initiative that seeks to apply the lessons of the past to reforestation efforts on the property that have led to the creation of a unique public park that blends studies of the past with native plant restoration, wildlife habitat creation, education programs for students at all levels, a jobs program for unemployed Hawaiians, ecotourism programs for visitor to the island, and very successful experiments in restoration that include using giant tortoises to control invasive weeds.
Learn about Ni'ihau and Kaua'i cultural and environmental heritage and join in fun, games, and a parade! KFBRP will host an educational table and help coordinate the parade. For more details, see:
We will meet at the CCC Camp in Kōkeʻe for a safety briefing followed by an orientation given by Sabra Kauka about the cultural significance of the native plants along the Berry Flats Trail. Tools and training are provided for the service learning project. Please bring a backpack with lunch, drinking water and raingear. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirt. All ages welcome!
Help us complete our vegetation surveys that will help us link bird distribution to variation in habitat quality across the Alaka'i. Most often we will be doing day trips, but some overnights are also possible, depending on volunteer and staff schedule. No prior vegetation experience necessary, just basic physical fitness and a willingness to tolerate any weather the Alaka'i gifts us with!
Free outdoor family forest fair in Kokee State Park. Hawaiian music, basket making, exhibitors, family hike, Pedal to the Meadow bicycle race, crowing contest and more. KFBRP will have a table with educational materials, temporary tatoos and face painting.
Free commemorative event honoring Queen Emma's ascent into Kokee in 1871. Day long hula and Hawaiian music, chant and oli. A royal procession on horseback at noon.
Our friends from Ka 'Imi Na 'auao O Hawai'i Nei will be presenting the mele and hula they coreographed last winter to honor the Puaiohi around noon.
Here's the lyrics to the mele: http://www.kaimi.org/archives/2012/puaiohi.htm
Join us every other Monday to monitor use of our new nest boxes. Contact Cali
(crampton AT hawaii.edu) for more information.
Join me for either the day or an overnight trip to Kawaikoi stream for a short banding effort targeted at Akeke'e. Very little is known about the movements of these rare birds, and every one banded will help us learn more about them. Volunteers will help transport gear, set up and monitor mist-nets, and (hopefully!) get some great photo opportunities of the Kawaikoi avifauna. Hiking access along the stream will be rigorous (with rubber boots provided, size availability permitting) and most overnight camping gear and dinner provided. We will meet at our Hanapepe office at 8am on Monday morning and return on Tuesday evening. For day-trippers access to Kawaikoi stream is easiest by personal vehicle to Puuokila parking lot, then hiking in via the Pihea and Alakai Swamp trails. Please write Lucas to express interest, or call our office (808) 335-5078 for more information.
Want to know what work is being done in Kauai's forests and oceans? Talk to local conservation groups working to protect Kauai's diverse native ecosystems. Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project will join local entities and agencies from across the island in presenting educational displays focusing on their current projects taking place on Kauai. Meet the people who do restoration work on our watersheds, protect our reefs and oceans, help our sea life, remove invasive species from our forests, research and protect our unique native birds, and more.
This event is free and open to the public. Some educational displays will have free give-away items and keiki activities.
Join us to celebrate orchids and art, and the connections between birds and flowers. We will have an informational table in Hanapepe town with brochures, coloring books, and tatoos.
Come on out for some good fun and cheer and to learn about recent and upcoming events at KFBRP.
Merriman's will donate 25% of all food sales from their upstairs Fish House Restaurant to KFBRP. Simply print out this flyer and hand it to the server in order for the proceeds to go to Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project. If you are unable to print the flyer, tell your server that you're dining with Merriman's in order to support KFBRP and they will gladly honor your request.
Please join us to support conservation efforts for Kauai's birds!
We will also have a display table where you can learn about our activities and view some of the tokens of appreciation (shirts, cards, mugs) we have been designing over the last few months.
Help tally Kauai's birds. Counts will be held at Hanalei NWR and Kokee State Park.