KAUA’I SCHOOL CHILDREN HELP RELEASE RESCUED ENDANGERED SHEARWATERS

(Lihu‘e) –  As part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event held at Lydgate Park, students from Island School and Kawaikini Charter School helped release three fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters). The event was organized by the Kaua’i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our … More KAUA’I SCHOOL CHILDREN HELP RELEASE RESCUED ENDANGERED SHEARWATERS

LEHUA ISLAND RESTORATION PROJECT NEARS TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Aerial Rat Baiting Supplemented with Continued Monitoring (Lihue) – The population of Pacific Rats on tiny Lehua Island, off Kaua‘i’s west coast remains extremely low, two years after three applications of a rodenticide to clear them out of the State Seabird Sanctuary. Mele Khalsa, of Island Conservation, one of the partners in the continuing effort … More LEHUA ISLAND RESTORATION PROJECT NEARS TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Saving Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds on Kauaʻi

In 2018, conservation partners again provided a new home, safe from invasive predators, for some of Hawaiʻi’s most imperiled seabirds. A total of 39 chicks, including 20 Endangered Uaʻu (Hawaiian Petrel) and 19 Endangered ʻAʻo (Newell’s Shearwater), were moved from colonies in the mountains to the translocation site, called Nihokū, at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife … More Saving Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds on Kauaʻi

Saving Kaua‘i’s Endangered Seabirds – Local School Children Release Rescued Shearwater Chicks Back Out to Sea

LIHUE – School children from Kalaheo Elementary School and Island School helped to release 10 fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) over the last two days during the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event at Lydgate Park. The young seabirds had been rescued by members of the public … More Saving Kaua‘i’s Endangered Seabirds – Local School Children Release Rescued Shearwater Chicks Back Out to Sea

75 Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds Fledge In First Three Years of Relocation Effort

Hawaiian Petrels & Newell’s Shearwaters Take Flight from Kaua‘i  (KILAUEA POINT, KAUA‘I) – “An enormous success,” is how people and organizations involved in an effort to further protect endangered Hawaiian seabirds describe the first three 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 75 Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds Fledge In First Three Years of Relocation Effort

Kauaʻi’s Next Generation Help Release Rescued Endangered Shearwaters

LIHU‘E – School children from Island School helped release three fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and one ‘Ua‘u Kani (Wedge-tailed Shearwater) as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event held at Lydgate Park today. The event was organized by the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our … More Kauaʻi’s Next Generation Help Release Rescued Endangered Shearwaters

Radar Studies on Kauaʻi Highlight Perilous State of Endangered Seabirds

(Lihu‘e) – An analysis of long-term radar studies on Kaua‘i has revealed massive declines in populations of the island’s two endangered seabirds, the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) announced today.  The study, due to be published online in the scientific journal Condor on June 5th, shows that between 1993 and 2013 populations of the ‘A‘o (Newell’s … More Radar Studies on Kauaʻi Highlight Perilous State of Endangered Seabirds

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