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Hawaiian petrel returns to Kauai birthplace

  • COURTESY NIHOKU ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT
                                This trail camera image captured the moment when a young Hawaiian petrel, which fledged from the site several years ago, returned to Nihoku. Conservation partners hope it will use the artificial nest boxes to start a new colony.

    COURTESY NIHOKU ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

    This trail camera image captured the moment when a young Hawaiian petrel, which fledged from the site several years ago, returned to Nihoku. Conservation partners hope it will use the artificial nest boxes to start a new colony.

Seabird conservationists are celebrating this as a significant milestone following years of painstaking efforts to establish a safe, new home for the endangered Hawaiian petrels at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai’s North Shore. Read more

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