1 Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis Species Information The Christmas shearwater is a medium-sized, dark-brown shearwater (Family: Procellaridae), with a short, wedge-shaped tail and a shiny, black bill. Adult males and females are entirely dark brown, although underparts are lighter than upperparts. Flight is characterized by fast, stiff wing beats, followed byRead More →

1 Manu-o-Kū or White (Fairy) Tern Gygis alba SPECIES STATUS: State-listed as Threatened State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Rank G4 – Apparently secure North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – Moderate Concern Regional Seabird Conservation Plan – USFWS 2005 SPECIES INFORMATION: The manu-o-Kū or white tern is a small, entirelyRead More →

1 Pākalakala or Gray-backed Tern Sterna lunata SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Rank G3/G4 – Vulnerable/Apparently secure North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – Moderate Concern Regional Seabird Conservation Plan – USFWS 2005 Species Information The pākalakala or gray-backed tern (Family: Laridae) is endemic to the central PacificRead More →

      ʻŌlelo ke kupa o ka ʻāina ua mālie; ua au koaʻe The natives of the land declare that the weather is calm when the tropic bird travels afar. (ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #2498)         1 Koaʻeʻula Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Ranking G4/G5Read More →