Entries by Monika

Pueo vs. Peregrine: Round 1 goes to the Peregrine!

(From the notebook of seasonal technician Alex Wang) Anyone who has found themselves too close to a nest of a Peregrine Falcon will never forget the cantankerous Kack-Kack-Kack-Kack scream they can utter. But this species is not found on Kaua’i. Thus I was quite surprised to hear this unmistakable call while hiking along the Wainiha […]

The highs and lows of studying endangered species

(From the notebook of seasonal volunteer Aaron Hulsey) Earlier this season I had the privilege to observe the development of nesting behavior in a young ‘Akikiki.The bird in question was MV/RE:BL/AL, a second-year ‘Akikiki that had been banded earlier in the season and is one of three banded ‘Akikiki in existence. This bird had also […]

San Diego Zoo Notes from the Field

The San Diego Zoo’s Notes From the Field for March 2012 is all about the 14th Puaiohi release.  Be sure to read the mele lyrics, written specifically for the release!