Club 300 for bird protection partially funds mosquito control project on Kaua’i

Hawai’i is the endangered species capital of the world, yet conservation here is woefully under-funded. Over 63% of forest bird species have become extinct (71 different species) across the islands. On Kaua’i, five of 13 forest birds have disappeared in the last 40 years. Three of the remaining eight species are listed as Endangered (Akikiki – 468; birds; Puaiohi – 494 birds; Akekee – 945 birds;). A fourth is listed as Threatened (Iiwi, 2500 birds on Kaua’i).

The project aims to address mosquito-borne diseases and reduce mosquito breeding habitat caused by weeds. Climate change models show forest bird species are in increased danger due to the movement of disease-carrying mosquitoes into high- elevation refugia. The impacts of this work cannot be overstated, as it will help avert the imminent extinction of at least two species.

Mahalo to the Club 300 of bird protection for providing funds to carry out this important work on Kaua’i.

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How You Can Help Kauaʻi’s Forest Birds by Shopping on Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Do you plan on ordering anything from Amazon this Holiday Season? If you answered yes to this question, and I am pretty sure you did, then you can help Kauaiʻs Forest Birds by just changing one little habit before you place your order.

Just remember to use this link to go to Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase will will be returned to KFBRP for valuable research and conservation. WOW! How easy is that? Shop on Amazon to buy Christmas gifts, and Kauaʻi’s forest birds benefit. Pretty easy right? Just make sure to bookmark the link.

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Did you know that you can also buy our books on Amazon? Not only are the proceeds returned to KFBRP, but your kids, your friendsʻ kids, and your kidsʻ teachers can get a great book that teaches them about Kauaʻi’s forest Birds.

KFBRP has two childrenʻs books available for purchase:

Who Am I, A Kaua'i Forest Bird Guessing Game

Who Am I? A Kauaʻi Forest Bird Guessing Game

This book introduces Kauaʻiʻs forest birds with a fun rhyming poem and then invites children to guess which bird is described.






He Moʻolelo Pokole

This book is a short story about the plight of Kauaʻiʻs forest birds written in both English and Hawaiian.

Of course, if you really want to make a difference for these birds, just click on the donate button to the right.