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.
Native Birds we Help Protect
`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)
Builds nests from twigs and grass in wetland areas.
`Alae Ke`oke`o (Hawaiian Coot, Fulica alai)
Builds nests in floating vegetation in wetland areas.
Mahalo to photographers Jim Denny and Pierce Myers.