Balloons, Balloons Everywhere

Balloons, Balloons Everywhere

Water levels change, sands shift, shorebirds come and go, lightning bugs flicker on and off, Rosa rigosa experiences a brief bloom. However, the one thing that withstands every hurricane, outlasts every plover nesting season, and persists through every ray of sunlight? Balloons.   read more

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

World Orangutan Day

World Orangutan Day

Today is World Orangutan Day! On this day, organizations around the globe are highlighting the plight of one of our closest living relatives, the tree-dwelling “person of the forest.”   read more

Badger and Coyote Caught on Camera

Badger and Coyote Caught on Camera

I recently caught this great video of a badger following a coyote down a road. Did you know that these two species often hunt together? I had heard of this relationship but never witnessed it, personally or remotely!   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