Volunteers are always welcome at KFBRP

There are many ways for you to get directly involved and hands-on with helping to save the forest birds of Kauai. We have opportunities for everyone from home crafters to experienced outdoor enthusiasts.

If interested in any of these opportunities, e-mail info AT kauaiforestbirds.org with a brief description of your experience,how you would like to get involved, and your availability. Please also join our  Mailing List. This is your opportunity to get hands-on with KFBRP!



We are currently looking for assistance with our website

  • Essentially, we need help transferring content from our old website to our new (in progress) one. No prior experience with websites needed. Can be done remotely.
  • Please contact our office by emailing info AT kauaiforestbirds.org with the subject 'website assistance'



Mist-netting and banding at our field sites located at the interior region of the Alakai Plateau

  • Requires at least 2-5 day camping trip (ideally at least 3 days), although do we make day trips to Kawaikoi on occasion
  • Requires above average physical fitness

  • Hike to site is approximately 4 miles on a minimally maintained trail
  • Will hike up and down steep ridges and ravines while carrying 20-30lb pack

  • This work will help us monitor bird population trends and to collect samples (blood, fecal, feather) to perform genetic testing to better understand such things as population structure, diet composition, and extent of disease resistance. It will also help us to identify individual birds with color bands, which supports our efforts for the Akikiki and Akekee captive breeding program

  • Please contact Maria Costantini at maria@kauaiforestbirds.org if interested! 



Mosquito surveys in the Kawaikoi area, Sept-Oct 2017

  • Requires a 4-5 day camping trip to a weather port (fixed frame tent, although do we make day trips on occasion
  • Requires above average physical fitness, with scrambling off trail and stream walking

  • No prior experience needed; Work entails setting and checking traps, and searching streams for mosquito larvae
  • Contact info at kauaiforestbirds.org if interested


Office and other non-field work

  • We are currently seeking help with our website
  •  Help is needed year-round for a variety of office-related work

  •  No requirement of specific time commitment

  •  Type of available work includes:

    • Data entry/proofing

    • Photo sorting

    • Mistnet and raingear mending

    • Creation and development of outreach materials (e.g. games, posters, pamphlets, etc.)

    • Light carpentry work (e.g. putting up shelves, painting)

    • Accounting

    • IT services 

    •  Staffing KFBRP table at outreach events