Saving Native Birds

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. 

“Lanai Cat Sanctuary focuses on solutions and innovation. It's leadership takes a non-divisive approach to their love for cats and birds.”

 -Grant Sizemore Director of Invasive Species Programs at American Bird Conservancy 

`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.

Ae`o

(Hawaiian Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni)

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

`Alae Ke`oke`o

(Hawaiian Coot, Fulica alai)

Builds nests in floating vegetation in wetland areas.

Mahalo to photographers Jim Denny and Pierce Myers.

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