2010: What a Difference a Year Makes

Habitat Restoration

The on-site habitat enhancement project began at FSP in 2010, utilizing the 2009 plans. The professional installation of landscaping features, native plants, and an irrigation system was completed in January. Lava boulders were donated to HAS from a neighboring construction site and were used to create burrows on the upper portion of the Preserve.  When the Wedge-tailed Shearwaters returned in March, many of these man-mad burrows served intended purpose as nesting sites for adult birds and their chicks.

Research Summary

Shown below as printed in ‘Elepaio, March 2011, 71:2, p.15