Keauhou Bird Conservation Center and Kipuka Puaulu with Jack Jeffrey
Saturday, September 17, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC), located in Volcano, is one of two centers operated by The Zoological Society of San Diego as part of the Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program. This program aims to aid endangered species at the landscape level, establishing self-sustaining populations of birds in the wild using captive propagation and reintroduction management tools.
With Jack Jeffrey and KBCC Staff as your guides, see and learn about the native Hawaiian birds that the facility houses, including some of the last remaining ‘alalā, or Hawaiian Crow, which is critically endangered and extinct in the wild; the Maui Parrotbill, an insectivorous Hawaiian honeycreeper; palila, a finch-billed honeycreeper only found on the slopes of Mauna Kea; nēnē or Hawaiian goose; and puaiohi or Small Kaua‘i Thrush.
Be prepared for a one mile hike. Lunch is included.