2,695 and counting: Hawaii Wildlife Center marks 10 years of saving native birds and bats

  • An ae‘o (Hawaiian stilt) chick is given an intake exam at the Hawaii Wildlife Center. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • ‘Alae ʻula (Hawaiian Gallinule) in the hospital at the Hawaii Wildlife Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Tropicbird before and after a wash at the Hawaii Wildlife Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Dr. Juan examines a Pueo (Hawaiian Short-eared Owl) at the Hawaii Wildlife Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

Kapaau-based Hawaii Wildlife Center is celebrating 10 years of providing emergency response, medical and rehabilitative care for Hawaii’s native birds and bats.