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).
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.
The highs and lows of studying endangered species
(From the notebook of seasonal volunteer Aaron Hulsey) Earlier this season I had the privilege to observe the development of nesting behavior in a young ‘Akikiki.The bird in question was MV/RE:BL/AL, a second-year ‘Akikiki that had been banded earlier in the season and is one of three banded ‘Akikiki in existence. This bird had also […]