It's late in the breeding season but there are still some great viewing opportunities at some of the best White Tern nesting spots in the downtown Honolulu area. Join us on Saturday, August 17, as we check out the eggs and chicks in trees around the Iolani Palace and state capitol building. We’ll meet at 9:00 under the big banyan tree behind the Iolani Palace. The walk will end at about 10:30.
At 10:30, after the walk, we’ll provide a brief orientation for anyone interested in learning how to monitor white tern nests and submit reports on their observations. The orientation will also take place under the banyan tree behind the Iolani Palace.
Please RSVP by texting 808-379-7555 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you’ll be attending the orientation session or the tern walk. Feel free to bring your camera as there should be plenty of opportunities to get some great photos!
Thomas Square has long been an active part of the white tern breeding ground on Oahu. Join us on Saturday, July 20, for a late afternoon White Tern Walk that will showcase some of the active nesting spots in this newly renovated urban park.
In addition to visiting some really interesting nesting spots we’ll also talk about one of the partnerships that have formed over the last few years to better protect the Manu o Ku on Oahu. We’ll be joined on this walk by Lake Gibby, an arborist and a member of the tree trimming community that plays a critical role in maintaining the breeding habitat for the terns in our urban environment. Lake has also used his skills as a professional tree climber to help us reunite dozens of fallen chicks with their parents. We’re happy to have Lake join us for this walk and to give participants a chance to learn more about the important role the arborist community is playing in the life of this urban seabird.
We’ll meet at the base of the Admiral Thomas statue on the makai side of the park at 5:00 PM. Please RSVP by text to 808-379-7555.