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   Spreading Wings, Providing Care For Native Wildlife
M By Rae Okawa, development coordinator with Hawai‘i Wildlife Center ōlī (Laysan al- This mōlī is one of hun-
In recent years, we’ve built a dedicated Oʻahu Seabird Aid Program to enable quick response to the high number of downed seabirds on Oʻa- hu during fallout season from September through Decem- ber. It’s an intensive program that relies not only on our per- sonnel, but the kōkua of our partners at DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Feather and Fur, Honolulu Zoo and Hawaiian Humane Society. Birds are stabilized and evaluated on O‘ahu and those that require more medical care or long-term rehabilitation are sent to our Hawaiʻi Island facility. Soon,
we’ ll open a satellite facility on Oʻahu for additional emer- gency response and rescue.
 batross) spend dreds of birds that stay with
most of their lives us each year to recover from on the water; however, one sickness or injury. We are one
Hawaiʻi is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world and each native plant and animal holds cul- tural significance and plays a vital role in our fragile eco- system. If you find a seabird, pueo, nēnē, or any other na- tive bird or bat in need of as- sistance, don’t hesitate to call us at 808-884-5000 and we will walk you through what to do. You can also find more information on our website, Fi- nally, to help support our mis- sion, email development@
unlucky bird stopped in Ka- huku last year and was hit by a golf ball. Luckily, good Sa- maritans knew to call Hawai‘i Wildlife Center and this mōlī was transported to our Big Island hospital for treatment and rehabilitation. Over the next month, our team could hear the familiar plat-plat- plat of albatross footsteps in the hall as the patient under- went treatment and neurolog- ical assessments. Eventually, the seabird made a full recov- ery and was released back to his ocean home.
of two licensed organizations in the state certified to pro- vide medical and rehabilita- tive care to Native Hawaiian birds and bats, the other being our partner, Save our Shear- waters, on Kaua‘i. Using best practices backed by science and a robust network of state divisions, partners, volun- teers and community mem- bers, we’ ve cared for nearly 800 patients and responded to more than 1,000 wildlife res- cue calls last year. Of those rescued, 678 patients were from Oʻahu.
O‘ahu Seabird Aid Program manager Alexis Wessels releases a wedge-tailed shearwater rescued during fallout season, which runs from September to December. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I WILDLIFE CENTER
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