Nene being kicked off Kaua‘i

HONOLULU — Nene geese on Kaua‘i are beginning a $7.2 million migration to Maui and the Big Island via air.

Airplane — or helicopter — that is.

The endangered species, and Hawai‘i state bird, pose a risk to commercial planes arriving and departing from Lihu‘e Airport, according to officials at the state Department of Transportation, and Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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