Monitoring and Managing Seabirds in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific: Past, Present & Future

May 20, 2021

Jared Underwood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Superintendent for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Millions of seabirds use the remote atolls and islands that are found around Hawaiʻi and the Central Pacific Ocean. Marine National Monuments and National Wildlife Refuges in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific have long been recognized as important breeding and roosting grounds for a number of seabird species. Often these places are the only potential nesting habitat for hundreds or thousands of miles. Join Jared Underwood as he describes past, current, and future monitoring efforts for seabirds across these important locations. He will also discuss some key management actions to benefit seabirds, and particularly those that were discussed in the recent State of the Monument Report.

This presentation is part of the Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center that is the visitor center for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. This State of the Monument lecture series is also supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.