Climate Change-Fueled Hurricanes Could Harm Hawai’i’s Birds

A recent piece on Hawaii Public Radio about hurricanes and native birds features interviews with Dr. Lisa “Cali” Crampton and Chris Farmer, Hawai’i Program Director of the American Bird Conservancy. Hurricane Iwa, hit Kauai in 1982 likely leading to the disappearance of one of two remaining Kauaʻi ʻōʻō. The lone surviving bird was last recorded in 1987 and may have been lost in 1992’s Hurricane Iniki. Listen to the interview to learn more about the effects of  hurricanes on native bird populations.