Recent Past Events




Annual Membership Meeting


January 25th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

US Forest Service / Fish and Wildlife Service Confernece Room

60 Nowelo St, Hilo HI

Membership applications will be available at the door. 

Business agenda: Election of new officers, Annual Report, Greetings from the Refuge Manager

Featured Speaker: Steve Kendall, Refuge Biologist: What the heck does a Refuge Biologist do? 

Steve Kendall



Translocating Chicks To Create New Seabird Colonies

Leilani Fowlke of Pacific Rim Conservation
January 23rd, 2019 7:00 pm
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawai'i

Pacific Rim Conservation (PRC) is a non-profit organization that works to maintain and restore native bird diversity, populations, and ecosystems in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. Leilani Fowlke, PRC Outreach Coordinator, will be speaking with Friends of Hakalau on January 23rd about their revolutionary conservation efforts in translocating seabirds. 

Leilani will tell us about the Black-footed Albatross, Bonin Petrel and Tristram’s Storm-petrel translocations happening on Oahu with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge and the Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel translocations occurring on Kauai at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project, American Bird Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Packard Foundation.

Discover their importance to stabilizing declining seabird populations. Learn about PRC’s use of predator-proof fences to create “islands within islands,” and why the translocated chicks will return to this safe site. Watch the PRC animal care team in action and see how up to 100 chicks are cared for and fed each day and what it takes to keep all of those little birds healthy.