As Kauaʻi forest bird populations decline, three species of honeycreeper now sing much more similar songs. According to a recent article in the Atlantic, David Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on Kauaʻi, began noticing that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the remaining birds apart by their songs. In 2014 he recorded an ʻakekeʻe, singing the songs of other endangered honeycreeper species. Kuhn’s discovery prompted research into the plight of three of Kauai’s six remaining honeycreeper species: the ʻanianiau, the Kauaʻi ʻamakihi, and the ʻakekeʻe. Find out what he discovered by reading the full story here.

Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi

Kauai Amakihi- photo by Jeremy Russell