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Status and trends of native birds in the Keauhou and Kilauea Forest, Hawai`i Island.

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Title:Status and trends of native birds in the Keauhou and Kilauea Forest, Hawai`i Island.
Authors:Camp, Richard J.
Jacobi, James D.
Pratt, Thane K.
Gorresen, P. Marcos
Rubenstein, Tanya
Keywords:Safe Harbor Agreement
Endangered species
Date Issued:May 2010
Series:Technical Report HCSU - 016
Abstract:A Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) is a voluntary arrangement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and non-Federal landowners to promote the protection, conservation, and recovery of listed species without imposing further land use restrictions on the landowners. Kamehameha Schools is considering entering into a SHA for their Keauhou and Kīlauea Forest lands on the island of Hawai′i. Bird surveys were conducted in 2008 to determine the current occurrence and density of listed species for the Keauhou and Kīlauea Forest, a prerequisite for establishing an agreement. Because of different management practices in the proposed SHA area we stratified the survey data into intact and altered forest strata. The listed passerines—′Akiapōlā′au (Hemignathus munroi), Hawai′i Creeper (Oreomystis mana), and Hawai′i ′Ākepa (Loxops coccineus)—occur in both strata but at low densities. The endangered ′Io (Hawaiian Hawk; Buteo solitarius) also occurs within both strata at low densities. This report was prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kamehameha Schools to provide information they can use to establish baseline levels for the SHA. In addition, we describe the status and trends of the non-listed native birds.
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