Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Black-footed Albatrosses are making more frequent appearances ashore in the South-eastern Hawaiian Islands

    have been documented landing briefly one or two times at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and at the Pacific Missile Range Facility where colonies of Laysan Albatrosses are present, with the most recent confirmed sighting being from 2009. This...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/926-black-footed-albatrosses-are-making-more-frequent-appearances-ashore-in-the-south-eastern-hawaiian-islands
  • Using albatross foster parents to reduce the chances of bird-strikes on aircraft in Hawaii

    aircraft and human safety. Thankfully, the site with the largest number of nesting albatrosses, the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility ( PMRF ) on the west coast of Kauai, has come up with an innovative solution to discourage nesting. The U.S....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/887-using-albatross-foster-parents-to-reduce-the-chances-of-bird-strikes-on-aircraft-in-hawaii
  • Sixth year for the Laysan Albatross egg swap on Kauai, Hawaii deemed a success

    aircraft and human safety. Thankfully, the site with the largest number of breeding albatrosses, the military Pacific Missile Range Facility ( PMRF ) on the west coast of Kauai, has come up with an innovative solution to discourage nesting and re-locate...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/820-sixth-year-for-the-laysan-albatross-egg-swap-on-kauai-hawaii-deemed-a-success
  • SECOND UPDATE. Are Kauai's Laysan Albatrosses now at risk to a new alien predator: the Indian Mongoose?

    on the Hawaiian high island of Kauai in the North Pacific. These include military establishments (such as the Pacific Missile Range Facility ( PMRF ) on the west coast), the residential area of Princeville on the north shore and within the Kilauea Point...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/57-are-kauais-laysan-albatrosses-now-at-risk-to-a-new-alien-predator-the-indian-mongoose
  • Breeding in the burbs: the Laysan Albatrosses of Kauai's gardens

    among Kauai's Laysan Albatrosses, detailing how viable eggs from the 75-odd pairs that breed within the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands have been candled and collected annually and given to pairs with infertile eggs elsewhere on the island,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1229-breeding-in-the-burbs-the-laysan-albatrosses-of-kauais-gardens
  • Curb that cur! Yet more Laysan Albatrosses are killed by dogs running wild on Kaua’i

    The Hawaiian Department of Land and Natural Resources ( DLNR ) has issued a reminder to pet owners to keep pet dogs on leashes after three adult Laysan Albatrosses Phoebastria immutabilis were killed on the North shore of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1595-curb-that-cur-yet-more-laysan-albatrosses-are-killed-by-dogs-running-wild-on-kaua-i
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 63. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, home of a Laysan Albatross population

    ( c . 40 pairs) to Anahola. Sixty to eighty pairs attempt to breed on the south-west shore within the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands ( click here ). However, at this last locality the Laysan Albatrosses are a collision hazard to...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1654-acap-breeding-site-no-63-kilauea-point-national-wildlife-refuge-home-of-a-laysan-albatross-population
  • Green lights at night can help protect petrels and shearwaters in inhabited areas

    Shearwater fledgling is released after rescue Photograph by Elizabeth Ames At one locality, the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility ( PMRF ) on the USA’s Hawaiian island of Kauai, green lights have been tried with success, leading to a reduced...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1729-green-lights-at-night-can-help-protect-petrels-and-shearwaters-in-inhabited-areas
  • Plans for a new Laysan Albatross colony in the Hawaiian James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge

    source for founders of a new seabird colony could be Laysan Albatross eggs from the exchange programme at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on Kauai where eggs are removed to reduce risks of bird air strikes ( click here ). The chicks...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1851-plans-for-a-new-laysan-albatross-colony-in-the-hawaiian-james-campbell-national-wildlife-refuge
  • Female-female Laysan Albatross pairs fledge chicks from fostered eggs

    Hawaiian Islands. In the 1960s, they began colonizing new sites across the Pacific, including the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kaua’i. Albatross were first recorded at PMRF in 1967, were breeding by 1977 and by 2012 had a colony of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1905-female-female-laysan-albatross-pairs-fledge-chicks-from-fostered-eggs
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 75. North-east Kauai, where Laysan Albatrosses breed on private lands - and a webcam has made one pair and its chick famous with two million hits

    ( click here ) Over 80 pairs attempt to breed annually on the south-west shore of Kauai within the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands ( click here ). Because these birds are a collision hazard to aircraft their eggs are removed each...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1970-acap-breeding-site-no-75-north-east-kauai-where-laysan-albatrosses-breed-on-private-lands-and-a-webcam-has-made-one-pair-and-its-chick-famous-with-two-million-hits
  • A World first: translocating albatross eggs to start a new colony

    Hawaiian island of O‘ahu in the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge . Forty-three eggs from the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands ( PMRF ) on the nearby island of Kaua‘i were flown to O‘ahu on 17 December this year. Eggs were...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1988-a-world-first-translocating-albatross-eggs-to-start-a-new-colony
  • Progress with establishing a new Laysan Albatross colony by translocating chicks hatched from artificially incubated eggs

    eggs removed from a naval facility on the nearby island of Kauai ( click here ). Forty-three eggs from Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands ( PMRF ) were flown to Oahu in December last year and placed in an artificial incubator. Once...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2053-progress-with-establishing-a-new-laysan-albatross-colony-by-translocating-chicks-hatched-from-artificially-incubated-eggs
  • Translocating Laysan Albatrosses and Hawaiian Petrels on Kauai

    Pacific Rim Conservation has commenced to determine which will be selected for translocation next year from the Pacific Missile Range Facility ( PMRF ) at Barking Sands, Kauai to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on Oahu in the USA’s Hawaiian...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2364-translocating-laysan-albatrosses-and-hawaiian-petrels-on-kauai
  • Presentations on albatrosses and petrels at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 2016 meeting

    Kohley, Lindsay Young, Tom Savre, Jared Underwood & Joe Schwager: Translocation of Laysan Albatrosses from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai to James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on Oahu. Short-tailed Albatross on Midway Atoll, photograph...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2419-presentations-on-albatrosses-and-petrels-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-s-2016-meeting
  • UPDATED: Third year of translocating Laysan Albatrosses to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge gets underway

    In the last two years fertile eggs of the Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis from the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the Hawaiian island of Kauai have been collected and following artificial incubation and fostering, the ensuing...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2677-third-year-of-translocating-laysan-albatrosses-to-the-james-campbell-national-wildlife-refuge-gets-underway
  • UPDATED: Thirty-three Wedge-tailed Shearwaters are killed by a stray dog on a Hawaiian island

    ( click here ). A stray dog has killed 33 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Ardenna pacifica in a colony at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands ( PMRF ) on the Hawaiian island of Kauai earlier this month. Remains of the killed shearwaters were found...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2830-thirty-three-wedge-tailed-shearwaters-are-killed-by-a-stray-dog-on-a-hawaiian-island
  • 46 out of 50 hand-reared Laysan Albatrosses fledge from the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge over three years

    Oahu has been completed with a 92% fledging rate. The hand-reared chicks have come from eggs removed from the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the nearby island of Kauai. Hand-reared Laysan Albatross chicks waiting for a feed “17 Laysan...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2846-46-out-of-50-hand-reared-laysan-fledge-the-james-campbell-national-wildlife-refuge-have-successfully-fledged-over-three-years
  • A Laysan Albatross fledgling attacked by a dog survives to breed five years later after rehabilitation

    2013 ( click here ), although an attack by a free-ranging dog causing an injury to an albatross occured in the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands ( PMRF ) on the west side of the island in 2015. Fortunately this bird was successfully...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2917-a-laysan-albatross-fledgling-attacked-by-a-dog-survives-to-breed-five-years-later-after-rehabilitation
  • Hands-on management: this season Laysan Albatross eggs from Kauai get foster parents on Oahu

    Kauai and Oahu. Last month, as has been happening for the last 12 years, eggs were collected from the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. The breeding birds are a risk to flight operations at the facility, but rather than just destroying...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2930-hands-on-management-this-season-laysan-albatross-eggs-from-kauai-get-foster-parents-on-oahu

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