The Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project aims to promote knowledge, appreciation, and conservation of Kaua‘i’s native forest birds. We focus on one threatened (I’iwi) and three federally endangered species (Puaiohi, ‘Akikiki, and ‘Akeke’e) , with the goal of facilitating recovery of their populations in the wild.
A few weeks ago staff members, Hannah Landwerlen and Evan checked a Puaiohi nest that they have been monitoring in the Alaka’i and found that the nestling and the female were killed by a predator. When Field Leader, Justin Hite first started this job in 2015, he went to check that same nest and also found the female torn to pieces. These kind of events are particularly hard for the staff at KFBRP, because their positions here are way more than just jobs.