Vulnerability Assessment for Hawaiʿi’s Native Forest Birds

Completion date June 31, 2015
ʿIʿiwi on Māmane (Credit: Robby Kohley)
ʿIʿiwi on Māmane (Credit: Robby Kohley)

Location: Islands of Hawai’i

How will climate change impact Hawai’i’s native forest birds?

There is a significant concern in Hawai’i about the impact of climate change on forest bird species due to the projected increase in temperatures and avian malaria throughout the 21st century. This project provides detailed projections of future climate and its impact on the habitat and range change for each individual forest bird species. The research also examines the impacts of temperature and rainfall on native forest bird species. Preliminary results suggest significant habitat loss by the year 2100 for many species.

For more on this project, visit the PICCC’s Story Map: Challenges and Opportunities for Hawaiian Native Forest Birds in the 21st Century 

Project Partners:

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

ʿAkekeʿe (Credit: Lucas Behnke)
ʿAkekeʿe (Credit: Lucas Behnke)

 

`Akohekohe (Credit: Jim Denny)
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ʿAmakihi (Credit: James Brennan, Flickr)
ʿAmakihi (Credit: James Brennan, Flickr)

 

ʿAkikiki (Credit: Lucas Behnke)
ʿAkikiki (Credit: Lucas Behnke)

 

ʿIʿiwi Lift Off (Credit: Donald Metzner, Flickr)
ʿIʿiwi Lift Off (Credit: Donald Metzner, Flickr)

HI Island Endangered Species