October 19, 20207:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Maui’s native forest birds are found nowhere else in the world. Known as the “Hawaiian honeycreepers”, many of these rare birds are extinct or facing extinction. The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP) has been working to recover these native birds since 1997. Our primary focus is on the two endangered species endemic to Maui, the kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) and the ‘akohekohe (Crested Honeycreeper). Learn more about the natural history of Hawaii, the honeycreepers and forests of Maui, invasive species and threats, and the current projects of MFBRP.
Laura Berthold is one of the lead conservation biologists for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. She has been with the organization since 2009. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Laura received her B.A. in environmental studies from Loyola University Chicago.