A nest for cats and conservation

Protected birds and cats can co-exist through intervention, collaboration, and management. From the mountains to the sea, cats found island wide, including those captured in remote bird nesting grounds, are brought to live in a safe cat sanctuary where they enjoy life as ohana to ensure the perpetuation of the island’s endangered birds.

Native Birds Protected

petralcircle`Ua`u (Hawaiian Petrel, Pterodroma sandwichensis)

Nests on Lāna`i Hale in ground burrows under uluhe fern groundcover.

 

 

`Ua`u Kani (Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus)

Nests in fragile burrows in the ground near Pu`u Pehe also known as “Sweetheart Rock” between Manele and Hulopo`e Bays.

StiltAe`o (Hawaiian Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni)

Builds nests from twigs and grass in wetland areas.

Coot`Alae Ke`oke`o (Hawaiian Coot, Fulica alai)

Builds nests in floating vegetation in wetland areas.

 

 

 

Mahalo to photographers Jim Denny and Pierce Myers.