birds in Hawai'i

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Subject: birds in Hawai'i
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:27:30 +0930
For birders and others interested in Hawaii.  

Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841

PhD candidate 

Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Founding Member: Australian Federation of Graduate Women Northern Territory
043 8650 835

Aloha kāua,
Because you have expressed interest in our cultural presentations, we thought 
you might like information on this FREE event offered by the Mauna Kea 
Observatories, Mauna Kea Support Services, Office of Mauna Kea Management, and 
the University of Hawai`i Institute for Astronomy.
Please remember that weather can be cold and changeable at the 9,000 ft 
elevation, so dress appropriately, and fill your gas tank before heading up 
Saddle Road.
Here is an article on the event:
The articles have background information on the topic, and travel and safety 
information and links.
Attached is a flier, and some information you may find useful. Please feel free 
to print it out and post or pass it out! If you know of anyone who may be 
interested, please forward!
Mahalo no, a me nānā i nā hōkū,
Leilehua Yuen
Title: Malalo o ka Po Lani – "Birds of a Feather"
FaceBook Page: Ma Lalo o ka Po Lani
Presenter: Claudia Ziroli
Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 6p.m.
Phone: 895-0850
Location: Visitor Information Station at the 9,300 foot elevation on Mauna Kea
FREE - Seating for this program is first-come first-serve.
Onizuka Center for International Astronomy

Mauna Kea Visitor’s Information Station
Phone: (808) 961-2180 Fax: (808) 969-4892

Malalo o Ka Po Lani
Hawaiian Culture night on Maunakea
Birds of a Feather

Saturday, July 19, 6:00 pm

The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station’s free monthly program, “Malalo o ka 
Po Lani,” will be held at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy 
Visitor Information Station’s presentation room, beginning at 6:00pm. The 
presentation will take place for approximately one hour, with our stargazing 
program following shortly thereafter.

Explore how feather lei integrate with traditional cultural practices for avian 
resource management when naturalist Claudia Ziroli joins Leilehua Yuen and Manu 
Josiah in Saturday’s Culture Night program. The program fincludes the 
storytelling, chanting, and hula of Leilehua Yuen, and the stories, traditional 
Hawaiian flute music, and guitar music of Manu Josiah.

Naturalist Claudia Ziroli shares this month on the interrelationship of the 
people, the environment, and traditional Hawaiian culture in this presentation 
on the birds of Mauna Kea. Ziroli hs been a devoted bird watcher throughout her 
life, and developed her interest in Hawaiian birds while working with local 
experts in the field. She has worked as a naturalist on the Island of Hawai`i 
for the past 20 years through the University of Hawai`i at Hilo.

At one time, vast forests of native mamane trees grew on the slopes of Mauna 
Kea. Ravaged by the over grazing of ungulates, the few remaining trees are the 
primary food source for Hawaii’s native Palila. Mauna Kea’s forested slopes are 
also home to `Apapapne, `Amakihi, `I`iwi, `Elepaio and `Akiapoli`au.

Hawaiian artists and artisans developed an extensive body of featherworked 
items for apparel and ceremonial display. From skirts to statuary, helmets to 
cloaks, chiefly ceremonial items were intricately feathered. The birds that 
provided these feathers were captured and managed in a variety of ways that 
assured a continuous supply. The kia manu, the bird catcher not only harvested 
the birds, but watched over the health of the bird populations.

For details, visit:
Or phone: 1-808-961-2180
Find us on our FaceBook page, “Ma Lalo i ka Po Lani”

Each month, a different Cultural Practitioner shares perspectives on an aspect 
of Hawaiian culture, history, and or arts relating to the natural history of 
Maunakea. The “Malalo o ka Po Lani” cultural program is held on the third 
Saturday of every month in the Ellison Onizuka Center for International 
Astronomy Visitor Information Station’s presentation room at the 9,300 ft 
eleveation on Mauna Kea. For more information on programs at the Mauna Kea 
Visitor Information Station please visit our web site: or call us at (808) 961-2180.
After the presentation, join the star party on the lanai of the Ellison Onizuka 
Center for International Astronomy, and enjoy the beauty of the stars from one 
of the world’s premier sites for astronomy.

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