Jun 06

From the Field

Fledgling Explorers on Laysan Island

May 20 - June 2, 2013 Michelle Wilcox We now have at least 100 Millerbirds on Laysan Island! In the past two weeks, we’ve discovered a few more unbanded adult females nesting with banded males. This brought our number of adults up to 75. The number of Millerbird fledglings for… Read more >>

May 28

From the Field

As Busy as a Millerbird

May 6-19, 2013 Megan Dalton The past two weeks have been quite productive, both for the Millerbirds and for us in the field. We are currently following 23 pairs engaging in breeding behavior, which means Michelle and I are busy trying to keep up with all the activity. This is… Read more >>

May 13

From the Field

Survival and Productivity on Laysan

April 22 - May 5, 2013 Michelle Wilcox Here on Laysan, survival and breeding productivity are two of the main pieces of information we are documenting for the Millerbirds translocated in 2011 and 2012.  Our observations show the birds surviving and reproducing admirably. We have been on the island just… Read more >>

Apr 26

From the Field

Flurry of Activity on Laysan

April 8 - April 21, 2013 Megan Dalton My first month on Laysan, where I’m helping to monitor the recently reintroduced Millerbird population, has been a bit of a whirlwind. So many new sights and sounds to take in and places to explore on this island, while simultaneously trying to… Read more >>

Apr 12

From the Field

Return to Laysan

8 April 2013 Michelle Wilcox Editor’s Note: This post resumes our series with scientists on Hawai’i’s Laysan Island in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, where they are following up on a multiyear effort to establish a population of the critically endangered Millerbird. Two translocations of Millerbirds from Nihoa Island to… Read more >>