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

The Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) is a Division of Forestry and Wildlife project, 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 | PSG 2019: Feb 27 – Mar 2

We are excited to be hosting the 46th Annual Pacific Seabird Group Meeting here on Kauaʻi this year! 

Click here to learn more.