(From the notebook of seasonal technician Cody Bear Sutton) I think one of the most exciting things in life is adventuring into an unfamiliar wild place. My first trip into the Alaka’i did not disappoint. The group of seasonal workers for KFBRP received their first taste of the Alaka’i this past week and I think […]
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(from the notebook of Americorps intern Nicki Ozaki) Breeding season hasn’t started yet, so life has been pretty quiet for us birders so far. Lots of office work and data management, which is quite interesting actually, looking at the data KFBRP has collected over the last several years. But we have had a few trips […]
(From the notebook of seasonal technician Kevork Babayan) The field season has come to an end and it’s been quite the journey for the “PU Crew.” We’ve spent the vast majority of our time conducting Occupancy Surveys (OS) for Puaiohi along five major streams in the Alaka’i: Mohihi, Waiakoali, Kauaikinana, Koaie, and a stream in […]
KFBRP’s crew leader Barbara Heindl was interviewed by Coco Zickos about our expanded Puaiohi nest box project in Midweek Kaua‘i.
The Battle for Nest Material-‘Anianiau vs. ‘Akeke’e (from the notebook of seasonal volunteer Laura Southcott) This morning, I was checking one of our ‘Akikiki nests and some nearby ‘Elepaio nests close to Halehaha Stream. As I finished up and prepared to go look for new nests, I saw a solitary ‘Akeke’e fly by heading back […]
(from the notebook of seasonal volunteer Laura Southcott) The AK team (as we call the people who search for ‘Akikiki and ‘Akeke’e birds and nests) had a successful start to the season last week as they discovered the first ‘Akikiki nest of the year, and the first ‘Akikiki nest of Ruby’s M.S. Thesis. The nest […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
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!
Alex Wang, from KFBRP, and Oscar Johnson, from KESRP, wrote an article about Kaua’i’s birds for Winging It, the official newsletter of the American Birding Association.