White terns and the Hui Manu-o-Kū were featured in Hakai Magazine's Birdopolis, a three-part series that explores the lives of birds that are, by accident or design, spending more time in urban environments. Mahalo author Joe Spring for taking an interest and spreading the word about white terns! Click the link below to read the article.
How would you like to be part of the team that puts up the blue ribbons on trees around town where our Manu O Ku are nesting? We have immediate openings for volunteers who can help us put ribbons up when we receive reports of nesting activity and then to monitor the nesting spots so the ribbons can be removed when the chicks are able to fly. We’ll supply you with the tools you’ll need to find the trees, some of our special blue nesting tern ribbon and instruction on how to put up the ribbon and to monitor the nesting spots. We will ask that you commit to monitoring and eventually removing each ribbon you put up. That’s necessary to help us keep our commitment to DLNR that ribbons will only stay on trees as long as necessary to protect nesting terns.
We’re offering a series of orientation Zoom sessions to describe the program to interested volunteers and to provide the training you’ll need to get started. In return you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to protect our Manu O Ku while they breed in the trees around us!
The first Zoom sessions are being offered this weekend, Saturday (6/5) at 4PM and Sunday (6/6) at 9AM. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which session you’ll be attending. If you’re interested in joining the team but are unable to attend the training this weekend drop us an email at the above address and we’ll put you on the list for a future session.