Story map designed and created by Kali Spalding, STEM intern 2019. Scroll down to view 360 tours of the Kamaʻole III beach park ʻuaʻu kani colony, and the Makamakaʻole endangered seabird protection site. Tours created by Sofia Areizaga-Flores, STEM intern 2020.
Kamaʻole III Beach Park is one of the locations in which Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project studies and preserves in order to take care of the Pacific ocean indigenous, Wedge-tail shearwater seabird. Also known as the ʻuaʻu kani in the Hawaiian language.
Makamaka‘ole Seabird Preserve is a seabird enclosure non accessible to the public. It was set up as part of the Kaheawa Wind projects Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), an independent renewable energy company, in 2014 to protect the threatened ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwater) and the endangered ‘Ua‘u (Hawaiian Petrel) with a safe nesting area. Currently under the care of Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project.