Welcome

WHO WE ARE

Kauaʻi Forest Bird Recovery Project is a project of the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in association with Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW).

OUR MISSION

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.

WAYS TO SUPPORT

Stay informed: Sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Social Media (@kauaiforestbird(s), Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Volunteer: We have opportunities for field, office and outreach. Find out more here.

Donate: We couldn’t do it without your generosity! Donate here, all donations are tax-deductible!

EVENTS

Do you want to come and talk story with us? Find us at these events!

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ALL HANDS EFFORT TO SAVE KAUAʻI BIRDS FROM EXTINCTION

Bird experts on Kauaʻi are using all the tools in their toolbox to keep critically endangered forest birds from going extinct. One honeycreeper species, ʻakikiki, could disappear from the wild this year due to mosquito-borne avian malaria, with another species, ʻakekeʻe, not far behind. Warmer climates in recent years have allowed invasive mosquitoes to move to higher elevations, increasing the risk of disease to native forest birds. While conservation partners wait for final approval of a proposed mosquito birth control, also known as the Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT), they are stepping up their use of other, more traditional tools to give the birds a lifeline. 

BIRDS NOT MOSQUITOES

Learn all about the Birds, Not Mosquitoes partnership and what we are doing to resist the extinction of our native honeycreepers.

FOR MEDIA REQUESTS

All inquiries from the news media are coordinated and approved through the DLNR Communications Office.

Please send all media requests to dlnr.comms@hawaii.gov.

Mahalo!

SOCIAL MEDIA

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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