Radar_photo_David Dow_thumbnail.jpg May 30, 2017

Radar Studies on Kaua'i Highlight Perilous State of Endangered Seabirds 

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 October 25, 2016

School Children Help Release Rescued Shearwaters

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December 8, 2016

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

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November 1, 2016

Video: Hawaiian Petrel Translocation Year Two

This is a short DLNR video on our Hawaiian Petrel translocation project conducted in October 2016.

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 October 25, 2016

School Children Help Release Rescued Shearwaters

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October 18, 2016

Rescued Newell's Shearwater Chick Heads Out To Sea

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September 20, 2016

Building A New Colony For Threatened Seabirds On Kauai:

Newell's Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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June 21, 2016

Feral Cats Continue to Kill Endangered Seabirds on Kauai

Last week, researchers discovered the bodies of six endangered Hawaiian Petrels at a remote breeding colony in Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, Kauai.  All had been dragged from their breeding burrows by feral cats and partially eaten, including one incident that was caught on a monitoring camera.

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May 23, 2016

Endangered Seabird Team Receives National Recognition for Innovation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project with its 2015 Endangered Species Recovery Champions Award.

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March 3, 2015

VIDEO: Hawaiian Petrel Translocation

This is a short video on our Hawaiian Petrel translocation project conducted in November 2015.

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AndreHAPE.jpgNovember 3, 2015

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 Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

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October 14, 2015

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 Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our Shearwaters (SOS) project teamed up to give local keiki the chance to be a part of the release of rehabilitated ‘A’o fledglings.

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May 22nd 2015

Annual seabird radar monitoring work has now begun in conjunction with the start of the breeding season for both both ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and Ua’u (Hawaiian Petrels) on Kaua’i.  This is a project of the Kauai Endangered Seab
ird Recovery Project (KESRP).

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October 16, 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 Hoopomaikai ‘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 grounded by artificial lights.

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Scientists reported today that feral cats are killing endangered seabirds in large numbers even in the most remote and rugged rainforests of the mountains of Kaua‘i.

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Hawaiian_Petrel_adult_Andre_Raine-001.JPGDec 17th 2013

A new study by KESRP and USGS has recently discovered that Hawaiian Petrels nesting on Kaua‘i travel thousands of kilometers to feed their chicks.  Researchers found that breeding petrels on Kaua‘i undertake epic, multi-week journeys from their tropical montane nesting sites to a large area of ocean south of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

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Shearwater_Release_Elizabeth_Ames_6.jpgOct 24 2013

Local school children from Wilcox Elementary School released 5 fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) out to sea today as part of the annual E Hoopomaikai ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event.  The birds, which had been rehabilitated by the Save Our Shearwaters Program, were offered a pule by Kupuna Leilani Kaleiohi prior to release in front of the excited children.

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High tech cameras placed at remote breeding sites are providing insight into the secret lives of Kauai’s endangered seabirds. As part of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), the 14 cameras were placed on Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel burrows during the breeding season last year to collect data on everything from the arrival of adults to the fledging of chicks.

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oct16-pr-thumb.jpgOctober 16, 2012

LIHU'E -- Six rescued 'A'o were given a helping hand by school children from Island School today when they were released back into the wild as part of the annual E Ho'opomaika'i 'ia na Manu 'A'o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell's Shearwater) event. A pule was also offered to the young birds by Kupuna Sabra Kauka before they headed out to sea.

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pr-release-10-25-11-Thumb.jpgOctober 25, 2011

More than 45 fourth-grade school children from Wilcox Elementary School gathered at Lydgate Park this morning to help release young ʻAʻo, or Newell's Shearwater, back into the wild as part of the annual E Hoʻopomaikaʻi ʻia na Manu ʻAʻo (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell's Shearwater) event.

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pr-release-10-25-11-Thumb.jpgOctober 25, 2011

More than 45 fourth-grade school children from Wilcox Elementary School gathered at Lydgate Park this morning to help release young ʻAʻo, or Newell's Shearwater, back into the wild as part of the annual E Hoʻopomaikaʻi ʻia na Manu ʻAʻo (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell's Shearwater) event.

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