Noio Black Noddy Anous minitus     SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Rank G5 – Secure North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – Moderate concern Regional Seabird Conservation Plan – USFWS 2005 The noio or black noddy is a medium-sized, abundant, and gregarious tern (Family: Laridae) with aRead More →

Makalena/Kaʻupuakea Short-Tailed Albatross Anous minitus     SPECIES STATUS: Federally-listed as Endangered State-listed as Endangered NatureServe Heritage Rank G5 – Critically imperiled North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – High Concern IUCN Red List Ranking – Vulnerable The short-tailed albatross is the largest seabird (Family: Diomedeidae) found in Hawai‘i, although currentlyRead More →

ARTICLE: Written by Mikiala Pescaia, Interpretive Ranger and Education Specialist, Kalaupapa National Park. During the Makahiki season of December 2018 Kalaupapa National Historical Park was asked to host a feather lei-making workshop for cultural practitioners primarily of the Molokai community. Its historical ties to featherwork and feather collection, its established seabird populations, as well as its ongoing efforts to increase suitable seabird habitat made Kalaupapa the ideal setting for this workshop. The goal was to gather experienced and aspiring feather workers to discuss and share the protocols and techniques used to collect, process, clean, store and prepare seabird feathers for cultural use. Photo Credit: Mikiala PescaiaRead More →

Makalena/Kaʻupuakea Short-Tailed Albatross Anous minitus     SPECIES STATUS: Federally-listed as Endangered State-listed as Endangered NatureServe Heritage Rank G5 – Critically imperiled North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – High Concern IUCN Red List Ranking – Vulnerable The short-tailed albatross is the largest seabird (Family: Diomedeidae) found in Hawai‘i, although currentlyRead More →

Makalena/Kaʻupuakea Short-Tailed Albatross Anous minitus     SPECIES STATUS: Federally-listed as Endangered State-listed as Endangered NatureServe Heritage Rank G5 – Critically imperiled North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – High Concern IUCN Red List Ranking – Vulnerable The short-tailed albatross is the largest seabird (Family: Diomedeidae) found in Hawai‘i, although currentlyRead More →