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

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

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

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

Feral Cats Caught On Camera Killing Endangered Seabirds

LIHU‘E – 26th June 2014 -Scientists reported today that feral cats are killing endangered seabirds in large numbers even in the most remote and rugged rainforests of the mountains of Kaua‘i. Cameras placed on endangered seabird burrows on Kaua‘i this season have filmed feral cats entering burrows and killing breeding birds, according to the Kaua‘i … More Feral Cats Caught On Camera Killing Endangered Seabirds

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

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

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

Kaua‘i School Children Offer a Helping Hand to Endangered Seabirds

LIHU‘E — Six rescued ‘A‘o were given a helping hand by school children from Island School today when they were released back into the wild as part of the annual E Ho’opomaika’i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event. A pule was also offered to the young birds by … More Kaua‘i School Children Offer a Helping Hand to Endangered Seabirds

Kauaʻi School Children Give Young ʻAʻo a Second Chance to Fly

LIHUʻE —  More than 45 fourth-grade school children from Wilcox Elementary School gathered at Lydgate Park this morning to help release young ‘A‘o, or Newell’s Shearwater, back into the wild as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event. “We are thankful for the participation of the … More Kauaʻi School Children Give Young ʻAʻo a Second Chance to Fly