Entries by Monika

Birds not Mosquitos Presentation

In the following video, KFBRP’s leader, Lisa “Cali” Crampton and Teya Penniman introduce the Birds not Mosquitos Initiative. Cali will introduce you to Kauaʻi’s forest birds and update you on their status and threats, along with strategies to combat these threats.

Audubon covers Mosquito Birth Control

In a recent article in Audubon Magazine titled, Mosquitoes to the Rescue! The Last-Ditch Effort to Save Kaua’i’s Endangered Birds, author Lorraine Boissoneault covers the use of a bacteria to reduce mosquito populations.

Camera Trapping

Our forest cams monitor wildlife near A-24 rodent control traps. Volunteer opportunities include photo sorting and equipment maintenance.

Mosquito Surveys

KFBRP deploys mosquito traps on the Alakaʻi Plateau to help determine mosquito population dynamics. Volunteer opportunities may include equipment maintenance and decontamination.

Four Kauaʻi Forest Birds Slated for Extinction

In a recent story in the Garden Island Newspaper,  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has moved to declare four Kaua‘i forest birds extinct. The birds are among 23 plants and animals nationally, including nine from Hawai‘i, that are slated for removal from the endangered-species list due to lack of evidence indicating their survival. None […]

Nearly Extinct Fern Found on Kaua’i

As described below in a recent DLNR press release, two field technicians discovered a rare fern, Adenophorus periens, on Kaua’i. It was last seen on Hawai‘i Island five years ago and thought possibly to be extinct. A rare, critically endangered fern that grows on ʻōhiʻa and on a few other native trees was recently discovered by […]

American Birding Association Dedicates Entire Podcast to Hawaiian Birds

In a recent ABA podcast, Nate Swink covered an inspiring story of the discovery of a long thought dead Kiwikiu alive and well in a reforested area of the Nakula Natural Area Reserve on Maui. The story shows just how resilient nature can be and offers hope for a species facing potential extinction. You can […]