Kahuku Beach Cleanup

Kahuku Beach Cleanup

I joined the community effort to pick up trash and plastic debris from the stretch of beaches from Turtle Bay Resort to Kahuku Golf Course. When one of my endangered species buddies — Angela Huntemer — put out the word that help was needed to clean trash...
Kioea at Kahuku

Kioea at Kahuku

For the past month, I have been looking for Kioea or Bristle-Thighed Curlew in the ponds at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge and in the surrounding sand dunes at Kahuku. Kioea (Numenius tahitiensis) are migratory shorebirds that live in Hawaiʻi and other...
ʻUaʻu Kani at Kūpikipikiʻō

ʻUaʻu Kani at Kūpikipikiʻō

I went to Kūpikipikiʻō to see wedge-tailed shearwaters towards the end of breeding season. Located along the southern edge of Black Point, Kūpikipikiʻō is one of a handful of breeding colonies of ʻuaʻu kani or wedge-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus) on Oʻahu....
Mamalahoa Trail on the Kona Coast

Mamalahoa Trail on the Kona Coast

We hiked sections of the Mamalahoa or King’s Trail to see unspoiled beaches and anchialine ponds along on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. My hiking buddies for this part of the trip were Pete Morton, who lives on the Big Island, and Chase Norton, who flew in...
Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Mokoliʻi

Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Mokoliʻi

We went to Mokoliʻi — Chinaman’s Hat — to see Wedge-tailed Shearwaters and enjoy panoramic views of Kāneʻohe Bay. About 14 of us met at Kualoa Beach Park early in the morning to swim to Mokoliʻi.  Mokoliʻi is the 12.5 acre islet just offshore from...
Red-Footed Boobies at Makapuʻu

Red-Footed Boobies at Makapuʻu

For the past several weeks I have been looking for red-footed booby birds at Makapuʻu along the Koʻolaupoko Coast of windward Oʻahu. I love to hike to Makapuʻu to see sweeping views of Makapuʻu Bay, Waimanalo, and the offshore islets of Mānana and Kāohikaipu.  It...