Hawai'ian Birds

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This video is a 5 minute amateur documentary about Hawai’i’s endangered birds and the causes of their decline. The filmographer writes; “This was somewhat a difficult topic and we suffered from a lack of suitable footage of native birds as most endangered birds are not seen regularly as they used to be decades ago. Could have done better for sure, in fact if I had the chance I’d do it over for the sake of sharing the issues of the human impact on island birds.” I think this is a great start for a conservation filmographer! [5:14]


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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Hawai'ian Birds

  1. John Powell says:

    One of the worst enemies of the native birds are the feral cats. And their allies, the hideous sentimental old bats of AdvoCATS Hawaii who fight to prevent anyone harming the “colonies” of wild “kitties.”