WHO WE ARE
Kauaʻi Forest Bird Recovery Project is a project of the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in association with Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW).
The Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project aims to promote knowledge, appreciation, and conservation of Kaua‘i’s native forest birds. We focus on one threatened (‘i‘iwi) and three federally endangered species (puaiohi, ‘akikiki, and ‘akeke‘e), with the goal of facilitating recovery of their populations in the wild.
WAYS TO SUPPORT
Volunteer: We have opportunities for field, office and outreach. Find out more here.
Donate: We couldn’t do it without your generosity! Donate here, all donations are tax-deductible!
Do you want to come and talk story with us? Find us at these events!
Bird experts on Kauaʻi are using all the tools in their toolbox to keep critically endangered forest birds from going extinct. One honeycreeper species, ʻakikiki, could disappear from the wild this year due to mosquito-borne avian malaria, with another species, ʻakekeʻe, not far behind. Warmer climates in recent years have allowed invasive mosquitoes to move to higher elevations, increasing the risk of disease to native forest birds. While conservation partners wait for final approval of a proposed mosquito birth control, also known as the Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT), they are stepping up their use of other, more traditional tools to give the birds a lifeline.
BIRDS NOT MOSQUITOES
Learn all about the Birds, Not Mosquitoes partnership and what we are doing to resist the extinction of our native honeycreepers.
Looking for some information about our native forest birds and the work we do on Kaua’i?
Check out our Youtube Channel!