Feathered facts

LIHUE — The Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, with special guests from the U.K.’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, will host a benefit with activities for the family Friday.

This event highlights the importance of partnerships — local, national, and international — in promoting effective conservation and environmental stewardship.

The RSPB’s Chef Chris Kent will craft pupus from food donated by Kauai’s businesses and family, which can be enjoyed in Sparky’s Peace Garden with native bird recordings of David Kuhn playing in the background. Beverages will be served.

The evening will feature two short presentations: “RSPB-Give Nature a Home” on British birds and other wildlife, and what the RSBP is doing to save them, by the RSPB’s Field Educator, Elizabeth Griffiths; and “Kauai’s Forest Birds: Rise, Fall and Recovery of Biodiversity” by KFBRP’s Dr. Lisa Crampton.

Presentations begin at 7:15 and 8:15 pm.

In between the lectures, the main screen in the garden will play slide shows and videos of Hawaiian and British birds.

Throughout the evening, RSPB’s Geoff Young and KFBRP staff will lead educational and fun bird-themed children’s activities inside the theatre.

The suggested donation is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Advance tickets: info@kauaiforestbirds.org, or by calling (808) 335-5078. Walk in guests are also welcome.

All advance tickets will be entered in a raffle to win an airplane tour of the island. All proceeds will support KFBRP’s bird conservation and research activities.

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