Vibrant coral in the shallow waters of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Credit: Ian Shive/USFWS
Listed as threatened, the iconic ʻiʻiwi (Scarlet honeycreeper) was once one of the most common birds in Hawaiʻi. Like many native forest birds, habitat loss and a disease called avian malaria, transmitted by non-native mosquitoes, have contributed to their decline. Credit: USFWS
Kumu Kehaulani Kekua and Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for the renaming of the Daniel K. Inouye Lighthouse. Built in 1918, it is just one of the Pacific Islands’ historic stories the Service is responsible for sharing. Credit: USFWS
Wisdom, the world’s oldest known living, banded bird in the wild has raised generations of chicks in the world’s largets albatross colony, protected as the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. credit: Kiah Walker/USFWS Volunteer
A juvenile nēnē shortly after being banded. Bird banding provides biologists with essential data and is used to inform management decisions for species and national wildlife refuges. Credit: USFWS

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