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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 (DOFAW) project, administered through the Pacific Studies Co-operative Unit 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.


Click below to read some of the latest news from KESRP!

December 6, 2017 – 75 Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds Fledge In First 3 Years of Relocation Effort
October 17, 2017 – Kauaʻi’s Next Generation Help Release Rescued Endangered Shearwaters
May 30, 2017 – Radar Studies on Kauaʻi Highlight Perilous State of Endangered Seabirds