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

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

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

Rescued ‘A‘o Given Another Chance: 8th Annual Blessing and Release for Kauaʻi School Kids

LIHU‘E – 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 Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our Shearwaters … More Rescued ‘A‘o Given Another Chance: 8th Annual Blessing and Release for Kauaʻi School Kids

Kaua‘i School Children Join in Release of Rescued ‘A‘o

LIHU‘E – October 16th 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 Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘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 … More Kaua‘i School Children Join in Release of Rescued ‘A‘o

Kaua‘i School Children Celebrate as Young ‘A‘o Fly Safely Out to Sea

LIHU‘E – October 24th 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 Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘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 … More Kaua‘i School Children Celebrate as Young ‘A‘o Fly Safely Out to Sea