Snapshot: Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Wedge-tailed Shearwaters or ‘Ua’u Kani (Puffinus pacificus) are some of the most common seabirds here in Hawai’i. But seeing them amongst human habitation, well I just had to make a post about it.

There are many nesting sites in the northwest islands and smaller islets. There are few colonies on the main Hawaiian Islands themselves. However at Black Point, on the South Shore of O’ahu, a small colony persists right in the middle of an upscale neighborhood. Birds and people coexisting, always a good story. And, thanks to the donated land by the Freemans, the colony has a bright future.

Links – Hawaii Audubon Society April 2011 (pdf), Star Bulletin Oct. 2007

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Sharing the planet and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s