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Maui Native Forest Bird Lecture in Kihei
An excellent opportunity to learn more about Maui's native forest birds.
July 05, 2013

Maui Native Forest Bird Lecture in Kihei

Are you interested in Maui's native birds? Avid birdwatchers from all over the world routinely converge on the upper slopes of Haleakala to catch a glimpse of one of our brilliantly colored little honeycreepers. It's a long drive from South Maui real estate, vacation rentals and hotels, but neither visitors nor residents are daunted by the distance when it comes to spotting one of these rare living jewels. Whether you're a birdwatcher or you're generally concerned for Maui's native ecology, you might enjoy the upcoming lecture: "Maui's Native Forest Birds: Past, Present & Future."

The lecture will be hosted by the Hawaiian Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The speaker is Laura Berthold, an ornithological researcher from the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP). She has been working with Maui's forest birds since 2009, and will share her knowledge on their history, conservation issues, current conservation efforts, and all the work that still needs to be done in order to secure their future. 

Laura is currently working with the MFBRP field team to carry out research on the Maui Parotbill, or Kiwikiu, and to restore their habitat. She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a B.A. in environmental studies, and has worked for the Arizona Strip Bureau of Land Management as a wildlife technician. Her presentation will be information and image-rich, so that attendees will have an easy time assimilating the knowledge that she will share.

If you are interested in attending, the lecture will take place on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm, and will end at 8pm. As South Maui real estate specialists, we are always looking out for events and developments of interest in the South Maui community. Conveniently, this lecture is being held at the Kihei Conference Room at 726 South Kihei Road.

We hope you enjoy the lecture, and that you'll check in every Friday for our latest blog on interesting events and developments in the South Maui area. Mahalo for reading this week!

RealEstateMauiHawaii.com - By Mark Harbison

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