hide caption. Contact Us. Nelson and Aroff gently lift them up so they can feel the air under their wings. Like Us on Facebook. Amenities Outdoor Pool Whirlpool in the pool area Family friendly activities Tour Desk Jogging trails Local Golf Courses Express Check In/Out Massage (upon request) Complimentary Parking Multilingual Staff Wheel Chair Access No air conditioning available in rooms Daily housekeeping is not included and may be added for a nominal fee The bird's black head peeks out from under a pink towel. ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwater) Between April and November, seaside birdwatchers can spot the long-winged seabird known as Newell’s shearwater in ocean waters around the Hawaiian Islands. (Puffinus pacificus) Hawaiian Name: ʻUaʻu kani The Wedge-tailed Shearwater is a very wide-ranging seabird, and one of the most common seabirds in Hawaiʻi. If the seabirds take flight, they will spend three to four years on the ocean before returning to the island. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. ), it needs to be rescued. If a bird is found unresponsive or in an unsecure environment (i.e. NorthKilauea Medical GroupHanalei Fire StationHanalei Liquor Store, Central-EastLihuâe Fire StationKapaâa Fire StationKaiakea Fire StationKauai Humane Society, WestWaimea Fire StationHanapepe Fire StationKalaheo Fire Station, Oâahu: (808) 220-7802Molokai: (808) 553-5555Maui / Lanai: (808) 292-2372Hawaiâi Island â East: (808) 756-5961Hawaiâi Island â West: (808) 987-0765, Reporting Sea Turtle Stranding, Entanglement, or Injury, State of Hawaii DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Kauaâi. The battered Dodge Durango that belongs to the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project has a lot of hard miles on it. Shearwaters and petrels nest colonially in crevices, burrows, and under vegetation at mid to high elevations. André Raine/Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project, North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say. Conservationists there are fighting to keep the iconic bird from disappearing. In that litigation, the utility was found to be in violation of the Endangered Species Act for causing seabird deaths. NEWELL’S SHEARWATER - ‘A‘O. "They circle the lights and end up collapsing, falling onto the ground where they are either run over by cars or eaten by cats and dogs.". Fish and Wildlife Service During the fledging season (from late September to early December), rare Newell's shearwaters and Hawaiian petrels heading to sea are attracted to bright lights in and around the St. Regis, which is situated on a coastal bluff in an otherwise dark part of Kaua‘i's … "You've got this little chick that's sitting up in the mountains in the darkness completely oblivious to all that's going on around it in terms of all these threats that humans have brought to this island," says Raine. This Newell's shearwater chick makes its home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Newell's shearwater or Hawaiian shearwater (ʻaʻo), (Puffinus newelli) is a seabird in the family Procellariidae. This was his fourth trip to the ocean. (Lihue, Kaua‘i) - A tiny Newell’s Shearwater chick, rescued from the Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve on Kaua‘i, in late August, is thriving and doing well at the Save our Shearwaters (SOS) facility. Because the birds have federal protections, the facility is permitted by the state and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT Newell’s shearwaters, the birds native to Hawaii that are also known as Hawaiian shearwaters, are a protected species. It's now listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The Newell’s Shearwater is the most commonly grounded seabird during 'fallout' season. The aid stations are only available September 15th to December 15th. It belongs to a confusing group of shearwaters which are difficult to identify and whose classification is controversial. There you will be introduced to the native seabirds of Kauai: the Red-footed booby (‘A), White-tailed tropicbird (Koa’e kea), Red-tailed tropicbird (Koa’e’ula), Wedge-tailed shearwater (Ua’u kani), Great frigatebirds (‘Iwa) and more. It's also known as the endangered species capital of the world. A Newell's shearwater nests in mountain burrows on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. On a wind-swept volcanic cliff, Save Our Shearwaters wildlife rehabilitation technicians Jacqueline Nelson and Mikaela Aroff are getting ready to release rehabilitated seabirds. But did you know their protection extends beyond the shore, including enforcement on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America, the cruise ship that sails Hawaii’s waters each week? (Kauai, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2016) A project years in the making took place on Kauai's north shore on Monday when eight threatened Newell's Shearwater (‘A‘o) chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting areas to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. They currently breed on other Hawaiian islands including Kauai and Maui, but were both believed to have extirpated from Oahu prior to European contact in 1778; biologists believed that occasional records from the island were birds thrown off-course at night by city lights. The `a`o is another species of shearwater now nesting at Kilauea Point. The program is funded by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. "This area here is kind of like a microcosm of the urban threats that these birds face," says Raine. "There he goes," says Nelson, as the rehabilitated Newell's shearwater soars higher than all the others. The majority of the world’s population of Newell’s shearwaters nests on the island of Kaua‘i, specifically in burrows on inland mountains. Donate. Kaaumoana says the Newell's shearwaters play an important role in the culture and ecology of Kauai. We are in the season when the fledgling shearwater birds make their way to the ocean from their nesting sites. Seabirds - Hawaiian Islands - U.S. "To see them hitting power lines in huge numbers, to see fledglings that have somehow survived their time in the mountains sitting by the side of a road," Raine says. Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus / ‘Ua‘u Kani Wedge-tails are dark brown to brownish-grey above with white underparts, except dark wing margins and undertail-coverts. "You've got the power lines, you've got the lights. Nearby resorts are lowering shades on guests’ windows and installing downward-pointing lights. For more streaming and surfing options on unlimited devices, Enhanced High-Speed Wireless Internet is available for $9.95 per day, $49.95 for 6-10 days, and $59.95 for 11-30 days. Please call ahead at (808) 635-5117 if you are planning on dropping off a bird. The challenges to the Newell's shearwater's survival begin in the mountains of Kauai where they nest in burrows. side of the road, next to a building, etc. The county today entered a plea of guilty to violating the MBTA by taking, that is killing or wounding, more than 18 migratory birds, specifically Newell’s shearwaters (known in the Hawaiian language as ‘a’o). One of Hawaii's most threatened seabirds, the Newell's shearwater, makes its home on the island of Kauai. A Newell's shearwater chick looks as if it is wearing an oversized grey mohair hoodie. Division of Forestry and Wildlife - (808) 274-3433, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project - (808) 572-3500, Division of Forestry and Wildlife - (808) 984-8100, Division of Forestry and Wildlife - (808) 973-9778, Feathers and Fur Animal Hospital - (808) 254-1548, Hawaiâi Wildlife Center - (808) 884-5000, Division of Forestry and Wildlife - (808) 974-4221. After a thorough examination Nelson smiles. However, fire stations are provided with pet carriers so that seabirds can be dropped off year-round. Working to locate, protect, and enhance seabird populations and habitats in Maui Nui. PAHIO at the Shearwater is located in Princeville on the Kauai island in Hawaii. According to the court documents, the Newell’s shearwater (Puffinus auricularis newelli) is a seabird native to the Hawaiian Islands. Dark, gull-sized seabirds with long, thin, tapering wings, Wedge-tailed Shearwaters nest on islands in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Hawaii to western Australia to Madagascar. 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