The iʻiwi is an endangered honeycreeper endemic to Hawaii. Photo: Noah Kahn, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Pacific Birds has been working to conserve birds in Hawaii for more than a decade, with a focus on conserving endangered waterbirds and their habitats. Quarterly partner meetings, rotating among the main islands, have been a hallmark of the Joint Venture and provide a venue for sharing information about the latest research, conservation strategies and partner projects on the islands.
The next Hawaii Partners Meeting will be held June 7 on Maui. See the Agenda.
The conservation of waterbirds and wetlands remains a priority for Pacific Birds. However, starting with the upcoming meeting in June, we are also embracing all-bird conservation–as we do in other regions of the Joint Venture. Agenda topics include landbirds, seabirds and waterbirds. Eben Paxton, Avian Ecologist with USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center will be present on Forest Bird Conservation Priorities, and Jay Penniman, Manager for the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project will speak to the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project. Afsheen Siddiqi, Department of Fish and Wildlife, will present on Koloa Genetics.
If you would like to participate remotely, see the agenda for the GoToMeeting information.