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Condor Editor Pick - Radar Reveals Steep Declines in Kauai’s Seabird Populations

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The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell’s Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and nest in hard-to-access areas, is challenging, but observing the movements of birds via radar offers a solution. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications takes a fresh look at two decades of radar data—and comes to worrying conclusions about the status of both species. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/06/07/radar-reveals-steep-declines-in-kauais-seabird-populations/.

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