Moving forward: Next steps in ʻalala recovery include Maui and ‘io research

  • Last October, in response to mortalities of released ‘alala, including predation by ‘io (Hawaiian hawk), conservationists brought the remaining birds from the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve back in from the wild — returning them to the conservation breeding program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center.

  • Last October, in response to mortalities of released ʻalala, including predation by ‘io (Hawaiian hawk), conservationists brought the remaining birds from the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve back in from the wild — returning them to the conservation breeding program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA)/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Last October, in response to mortalities of released ʻalala, including predation by ‘io (Hawaiian hawk), conservationists brought the remaining birds from the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve back in from the wild — returning them to the conservation breeding program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA)/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • An ‘alala (Hawaiian crow) is seen in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA)/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • An ʻalala (Hawaiian crow) is seen in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA)/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • An ‘alala (Hawaiian crow) is seen in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. (Photos by San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA)/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Two ʻalala (Hawaiian crow) fly in the canopy of the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA)/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The species recovery effort known as The ‘Alala Project is announcing the next steps in the recovery efforts of ‘alala (Hawaiian crow).