This campaign was set up to combat the two biggest threats to Kauaʻi’s forest birds: Mosquito-borne diseases and predation by rats.
Before the arrival of humans in 400 A.D., many of Kauaʻi’s forest bird species occupied woodlands island-wide, from sea-level to the tallest peak. Because Hawaiʻi is so isolated, only one mammal species and no reptile or amphibian species reached the islands. Thus, the many bird species found here are naïve to mammalian and reptilian predators and are not immune to many common avian diseases.
COST $75,000 PER ANNUM
Akekeʻe are Critically Endangered (only 1000 birds remain) and exist only on Kauaʻi. Thier biggest threat appears to be avian malaria spread by mosquitos. This project funds expanded mosquito research and control, which represents the best hope of recovery for all of Kauaʻi’s honeycreepers.
COST $65,000 PER ANNUM
Puaiohi are also Critically Endangered and exist only on Kauaʻi. They number 500 individuals in the wild; population growth appears to be limited by invasive rats, which prey on females as they incubate their nests.Since 2015 we have deployed 425 self-resetting rat traps in the heart of Puaiohi’s range to protect their nests. These amazing traps kill up to 22 rats before needing maintenance. This project funds extensive predator control in remote regions of the Alakaʻi.
To Donate by Check:
The Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project accepts charitable donations via our non-profit sponsor, Garden Island Research Conservation and Development. Checks should be made out to GIRCD and sent to:
PO Box 27
Hanapepe, HI 96716
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