In 10 days we encountered 382 species, which is far more than a North Carolina backyard birder could ever hope to see in a lifetime.
Invasive species have absolutely wrecked Hawaii’s native ecosystems and despite best efforts of committed conservation groups the native birds and plants are rapidly being lost.
My goal is to open these students’ eyes to astounding nature sitting right in their ‘backyards,’ to use these local resources as teaching tools for global biodiversity challenges.
This is a huge victory!
Bird everywhere you go, especially if you visit hotspots, which represent the front lines of conservation crises.
“…over the years and decades forests on campus have been gradually chipped away for construction…”