Ike na Manu

Ike na manu “watchers of birds” is the name of our unofficial project network which we hope to expand as our research continues. Ike na manu includes collaborating biologists, volunteers, and organizations that are helping to improve our research on `Alae `ula conservation in a number of ways, including spreading the word of our research, reporting banded birds, and sharing their knowledge on Hawaiian wetlands and their endemic birds.

Charles and members of the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui at the O`ahu Club(Photo (c) Livable Hawaii Kai Hui 2014)









Our collaborators include:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
Hawai`i Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Livable Hawai`i Kai Hui
Waimea Valley (Hi`ipaka LLC)


Support for our work is provided by:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts Institute of the Environment
The Nuttall Ornithological Society
The Graduate Program in Water Diplomacy at Tufts University
National Science Foundation
The Wilson Ornithological Society
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society




We would like to acknowledge additional help for media coverage and volunteer coordination from:

Hawaii Audubon Society
Conservation Council Hawaii
Hawaii Magazine

And we are especially grateful for the help of volunteers and collaborators on the ground who have reported banded bird sightings and assisted with field work:

Jared Underwood (USFWS)
Aaron Nadig (USFWS)
Katie Doyle (DOFAW)
Arleone Dibben-Young
Randy Bartlett (DOFAW)
Michelle Bogardus (USFWS)
George Fisher (USFWS)
Mike Silbernagle
Larent Pool (Waimea Valley)
Ryan Belcher (Waimea Valley)
Jim Cogswell (DOFAW)
Russell Cheney
Elizabeth Reilly (Livable Hawaii Kai Hui)
Joy Browning (USFWS)
Sondra and Jeremy Orozco
Andy Cabistan
David DesRochers
Kim Uyehara
Marjorie Ziegler (Conservation Council  Hawaii)
Mike Ord
Eben Paxton (USGS)
Sarah Sonsthagen (USGS)


Want to join the group? See how you can help by reading our Sighting Guide