It Takes a Hui: Protecting Hawai‘i’s White Terns

March 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo HI 96720
Photo by David Dow

Photo by David Dow

Matinée and Evening presentation (ONE DATE ONLY):

In 1961, only a single pair of white terns (formerly called fairy terns) nested in Honolulu.  Over the decades, these lovely seabirds continued to choose urban Honolulu as a place to raise chicks.  Today, at 2,300 and counting, white terns nest throughout the city’s introduced trees, ranging throughout Waikiki, the Civic Center, Mānoa, and beyond. 

Naturalist and author Susan Scott brings us a PowerPoint presentation featuring her latest book—White Tern, Manu-O-Ku, and Urban Seabird (UH Press, 2018)—in which she tells us “how citizen scientists, researchers, government employees, educators, wildlife groups, writers, photographers, tree trimmers, birders, office workers, condo dwellers, and others came together to help Hawaii’s white terns.” 

Twice on March 25 (afternoon and evening), Scott shares the heartwarming story of people gathering together to protect this cherished seabird.  Copies of her book will be available in the Museum Shop, and Scott will be happy to inscribe them.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!