We are excited to announce that our partners at Hamline University just released an amazing new resource for learning about Hawaiʻi’s forest birds. This new material comes in the form of a robust Multimedia Gallery, where students can explore interactive learning modules that include: short videos and narratives, reading materials, sound clips of bird calls, and even a quiz to test your knowledge. Hamline University hopes to engage teachers, students, and families across the globe with this new learning tool.

Hawai‘i’s Forest Birds: Maui & Kaua‘i Edition is produced by the Center for Global Environmental Education, the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project. The site is a collaboration among a variety of people and organizations who are working to save these birds from extinction.

The resource is free and available to all at the following link:


Two additional multi-media resources called Story Maps were recently created by KFBRP’s in-house staff members, Allison Cabrera and Dana Courtney.

Allison’s Story Map is a detailed account of mosquito studies that were conducted in the fall of 2020 and includes videos, photographs, charts, and the results of the study. Students can learn how mosquitos affect bird populations while investigating beautiful imagery and detailed maps. Students can also learn all about the birds from both biological and cultural accounts. 

Dana’s Story Map focuses on the rare and endangered Puaiohi. Students can explore beautiful maps that include a cornucopia of multimedia information about the Puaiohi’s habitat, their life history, threats, and recovery efforts. 

These Story Maps are hidden gems for teachers and homeschooling parents. They are free and easy to access using the following links:

Mosquito Study Story Map by Allison Cabrera: https://arcg.is/1uCX1P

Puaiohi Story Map by Dana Courtney: https://arcg.is/0zTfHy

Hawaiian Forest Bird Multimedia Gallery Collaboration with Hamline University and Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

Mosquito Study Story Map

Puaiohi Study Map