Shearwater season to start

  • Contributed by Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

    Andre Raine of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project removes a Newell’s shearwater from its mountain burrow for translocation to Nihoku.

  • Andre Raine / Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project via The Garden Island

    This is one of the 2019 cohorts of Newell’s shearwater chicks translocated to Nihoku on Sept. 11 and 12.

LIHUE — Sunday is the official start to the Newell’s shearwater fledging season, when chicks take their first flights from their burrows in the mountains and out to sea.

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