37 Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds Fledge in First Two Years of Translocation Effort

Hawaiian Petrels & Newell’s Shearwaters Take Flight from Kaua‘i (Kīlauea Point, Kauai) – “An enormous success,” is how people and organizations involved in an effort to further protect endangered Hawaiian seabirds describe the first two seasons of translocating Hawaiian Petrels and the first Newell’s Shearwaters to a predator-proof enclosure at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kaua‘i’s north … More 37 Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds Fledge in First Two Years of Translocation Effort

School Children Help Release Rescued Shearwaters

LIHU‘E – School children from Island School helped release five fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and one Leach’s Storm-petrel yesterday as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event.  The event was organized by the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our Shearwaters (SOS) project. Every year, … More School Children Help Release Rescued Shearwaters

Rescued Newell’s Shearwater Chick Heads Out To Sea

Miracle Bird Highlights Extraordinary Recovery Efforts  (Kīlauea, Kaua‘i) – At the Nihoku predator-proof enclosure at the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, it was designated Newell’s Shearwater (‘A‘o) Chick #8.  On Sunday evening this healthy chick left its manmade burrow and headed out to sea; one of eight young birds that had been translocated to Nihoku as part … More Rescued Newell’s Shearwater Chick Heads Out To Sea

Building A New Colony For Threatened Seabirds On Kauaʻi: Newell’s Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

A project years in the making took place on Kaua‘i’s north shore on Monday when eight threatened Newell’s Shearwater (‘A‘o) chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting areas to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There they will be raised to fledging from the same … More Building A New Colony For Threatened Seabirds On Kauaʻi: Newell’s Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Feral Cats Continue to Kill Endangered Seabirds on Kauaʻi

Four Dozen Predated in Two Years (LIHUʻE) – Last week, researchers discovered the bodies of six endangered Hawaiian Petrels at a remote breeding colony in Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, Kauaʻi.  All had been dragged from their breeding burrows by feral cats and partially eaten, including one incident that was caught on a … More Feral Cats Continue to Kill Endangered Seabirds on Kauaʻi

Endangered Seabird Team Receives National Recognition for Innovation

Protecting Rare Endemic Seabirds on Kauaʻi (HONOLULU) – They use technology like radar, acoustic monitoring devices and lasers. They reach into cliff-top burrows to monitor breeding birds and they partner with other organizations to protect the birds from introduced predators like feral cats that attack them. They exemplify partnership by forging relationships with numerous organizations, working … More Endangered Seabird Team Receives National Recognition for Innovation

Endangered Hawaiian Petrels Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Ten chicks are founders of new colony within state-of-the-art predator-proof enclosure A historic project more than 30 years in the making took place on Kauaʻi’s north shore on Monday when 10 downy endangered Hawaiian Petrel chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting area to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at … More Endangered Hawaiian Petrels Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Rescued ‘A‘o Given Another Chance: 8th Annual Blessing and Release for Kauaʻi School Kids

LIHU‘E – Seven fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) were released by school children from two Kauai schools this week as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event.  This is the eighth year the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our Shearwaters … More Rescued ‘A‘o Given Another Chance: 8th Annual Blessing and Release for Kauaʻi School Kids

High Tech Radar Trucks Begin Annual Seabird Monitoring: ‘A‘o and ‘Ua‘u Tracked at Night

LIHU‘E –  Annual seabird radar monitoring work has now begun in conjunction with the start of the breeding season for both ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and ‘Ua‘u (Hawaiian Petrels) on Kaua‘i.  This is a project of the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP). Two radar trucks (one white, one red) will be used again at 18 … More High Tech Radar Trucks Begin Annual Seabird Monitoring: ‘A‘o and ‘Ua‘u Tracked at Night

Kaua‘i School Children Join in Release of Rescued ‘A‘o

LIHU‘E – October 16th 2014 – Two fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) were released by school children from ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School today as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event.  The birds were all fledglings rescued by concerned members of the public on Kaua‘i after being … More Kaua‘i School Children Join in Release of Rescued ‘A‘o