Welcome to the website of the Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project.

The Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) is administered through the Pacific Studies Co-operative Unit of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi. Formed in 2006, the project focuses primarily on the three endangered seabirds found on the island of Kauaʻi – Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), and Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro). Our work involves identifying the breeding distribution of these rare and enigmatic seabirds, monitoring their breeding colonies, undertaking research projects to better understand their life histories and the various threats which they face, and working with partner projects and organizations to ensure their long-term conservation.

Latest news from KESRP | We’re hiring for 2019!

Want to work with this beautiful and endangered seabirds?! We have just posted our latest round of jobs for the 2019 seabird season. They are as follows: 

KESRP Crew Leader, KESRP Field Assistant, and Underline Monitoring Project Field Assistant. 

To find and apply for these jobs, go to https://www.rcuh.com/ and click on Job Postings. To locate the job, type the correct posting number into the keyword search: 

KESRP Crew Leader – 19004

KESRP Field Assistant – 19005

UMP Field Assistant – 18686

Last date to apply is January 25, 2019! Hope to see you in the mountains of Kauaʻi this year!