Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Iselle and Endangered Birds

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Iselle and Endangered Birds

When I found out that not just one, but two hurricanes were headed toward the Big Island of Hawaii, I became worried. Questions started running through my mind: “Are we going to lose power?” “How will the birds handle the hurricane?”   read more

Puaiohi: Travel Made Easy

Puaiohi: Travel Made Easy

Airports are busy and hectic places…. Well, this is a story about the one and only time I was able to bypass all the waiting, because I traveled with two VIBs (Very Important Birds)!   read more

Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

Last year was momentous at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii. For the first time in over 20 years, alala (Hawaiian crows) successfully hatched and reared their own chicks in managed care, completely unassisted!   read more

Nene Nest Fest 2014!

Nene Nest Fest 2014!

This year, three pairs of captive-bred nene returned to nest at the Conservation Center. All but one of the birds in these three pairs hatched in here and were released into the wild.   read more

Maui Bird Center Open House 2013: A Retrospection

Maui Bird Center Open House 2013: A Retrospection

We worked tirelessly preparing for the Open House for months, cultivating an atmosphere that expresses a sense of urgency while simultaneously instilling feelings of hope for the future of these birds found only in Hawaii.   read more