tue12mar7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - March 12, 2024Paradise Under Pressure: Tracking Populations of Hawaiʻiʻs Rarest Forest Birds7:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


March 12, 2024 7:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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Paradise Under Pressure: Tracking Populations of Hawaiʻiʻs Rarest Forest Birds

Hawaiʻi has suffered the extinctions of more than 70% of its native forest birds since the islands were colonized by people. Introduced avian diseases and their vectors have pushed remaining birds into upland forests on Mauna Loa and Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, where surveys to estimate population densities and trends have been conducted since the 1970s. Join avian ecologist Seth Judge, of the NPS Pacific Island Inventory and Monitoring Network, as he describes the trends of native forest birds and how a warming climate has contributed to their decline.

When: March 12 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series of programs.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.