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

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

Building A New Colony For Threatened Seabirds On Kauaʻi: Newell’s Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

A project years in the making took place on Kaua‘i’s north shore on Monday when eight threatened Newell’s Shearwater (‘A‘o) chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting areas to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There they will be raised to fledging from the same … More Building A New Colony For Threatened Seabirds On Kauaʻi: Newell’s Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Feral Cats Continue to Kill Endangered Seabirds on Kauaʻi

Four Dozen Predated in Two Years (LIHUʻE) – Last week, researchers discovered the bodies of six endangered Hawaiian Petrels at a remote breeding colony in Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, Kauaʻi.  All had been dragged from their breeding burrows by feral cats and partially eaten, including one incident that was caught on a … More Feral Cats Continue to Kill Endangered Seabirds on Kauaʻi

Endangered Seabird Team Receives National Recognition for Innovation

Protecting Rare Endemic Seabirds on Kauaʻi (HONOLULU) – They use technology like radar, acoustic monitoring devices and lasers. They reach into cliff-top burrows to monitor breeding birds and they partner with other organizations to protect the birds from introduced predators like feral cats that attack them. They exemplify partnership by forging relationships with numerous organizations, working … More Endangered Seabird Team Receives National Recognition for Innovation

Endangered Hawaiian Petrels Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Ten chicks are founders of new colony within state-of-the-art predator-proof enclosure A historic project more than 30 years in the making took place on Kauaʻi’s north shore on Monday when 10 downy endangered Hawaiian Petrel chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting area to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at … More Endangered Hawaiian Petrels Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

High Tech Radar Trucks Begin Annual Seabird Monitoring: ‘A‘o and ‘Ua‘u Tracked at Night

LIHU‘E –  Annual seabird radar monitoring work has now begun in conjunction with the start of the breeding season for both ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and ‘Ua‘u (Hawaiian Petrels) on Kaua‘i.  This is a project of the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP). Two radar trucks (one white, one red) will be used again at 18 … More High Tech Radar Trucks Begin Annual Seabird Monitoring: ‘A‘o and ‘Ua‘u Tracked at Night

High-tech Study Shows Hawaiian Petrel Parents Make Epic Journeys to Feed Their Chicks

LIHU‘E – December 17th 2013 – A new study by the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and US Geological Survey (USGS), has recently discovered that Hawaiian Petrels nesting on Kaua‘i travel thousands of kilometers to feed their chicks.  Researchers found that breeding petrels on Kaua‘i undertake epic, multi-week journeys from their tropical montane nesting … More High-tech Study Shows Hawaiian Petrel Parents Make Epic Journeys to Feed Their Chicks

High-tech Cameras Reveal the Secret Lives of Kaua‘i’s Endangered Seabirds

LIHUʻE – 26th April 2013 – High tech cameras placed at remote breeding sites are providing insight into the secret lives of Kauaʻi’s endangered seabirds. As part of the Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), which is a state and federally funded project under the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of … More High-tech Cameras Reveal the Secret Lives of Kaua‘i’s Endangered Seabirds