Kiwikiu Given Up for Dead Found in Maui Natural Area Reserve After 605 Days
A remarkable discovery on Wednesday is providing a morale boast to the dozens of experts working to save kiwikiu from extinction. One bird, released into the Nakula Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the leeward slopes of Haleakalā, was found alive and well, after being thought dead for 605 days.
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Friday, July 23, 2021
- Dr. Hanna Mounce, Coordinator, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
- Scott Fretz, Maui Branch Manager, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife
- Zach Pezzillo, Field Technician, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project