Hawaiian Stilt ( Ae'o ) -Endangered Species ( Himantopus mexicanus knudseni)

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    Taken at Kealia Pond Maui. A National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service. The population numbers are around 1,200 and has not changed since the 1940's. It is hard to believe that these magnificent birds were once a popular game bird and hunted .Habitat loss also brought the Hamaiian Stilt to the razor's edge of extinction. How wonderful and humbling it felt to be in the presence of this highly endangered bird.

    Connie Lemperle, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Crazy Kernow 85 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture.

    2. bigguy14 85 months ago | reply

      great freeze capture,,,impressed

    3. dbarronoss 85 months ago | reply

      A tuxedo bird (black and white) :) I'm proud of you managing to get a shot of it while vacationing in Hawaii.

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    4. Tony-H 85 months ago | reply

      Thats such an elegant bird ... nicely caught !

    5. kenskritters 85 months ago | reply

      Super shot, Bill! Especially great viewed large!

    6. herons 85 months ago | reply

      very nice shot

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    7. NapaneeGal 85 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture.

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    8. scottnj 85 months ago | reply

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    9. Nino H 85 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot !
      Enjoy your stay in Hawaii :)
      The sun will be there soon !!

    10. grayd80 85 months ago | reply

      What a great shot, and how cool it is to see an endagered species. It's good to know that there are still people who care about stopping the destruction of a species. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    11. asouthbrooky 85 months ago | reply

      beautiful scene Bill. thanks.

    12. CritterQueen 85 months ago | reply

      A great picture of a beautiful bird...he really looks like the black-necked stilt, doesn't he?

    13. S.tacie 85 months ago | reply

      Bill
      this is fantastic. Thanks for the info on this bird...love the legs.

    14. Chi Liu 85 months ago | reply

      Perfect catch!

    15. cruadinx 85 months ago | reply

      Terrific in-flight shot. Great info on this endangered bird as well!

    16. Kanalu Chock 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hawaiian Birds, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Makena G 80 months ago | reply

      What an awesome photo, great job!!

    18. jackatlargs 79 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot Bill !! J@L

    19. MTL ICQ 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Floating through air, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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