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

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