DLNR 2015 SWAP individual factsheets for seabird species are here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/wildlife/hswap/fact-sheets/. Links for each are below.
- Moli (Laysan albatross)
- Ka‘upu (Black-footed albatross)
- Koa‘e kea (White-tailed tropicbird)
- Koa‘e ‘ula (Red-tailed tropicbird)
- ‘Ou (Bulwer’s petrel)
- Bonin petrel
- ‘Ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel) State and Federal Endangered
- ‘Ake‘ake (Band-rumped storm petrel) State and Federal Endangered
- Tristram’s (sooty) storm petrel
- ‘Ua‘u kani (Wedge-tailed shearwater)
- ‘A‘o (Newell’s shearwater) State and Federal Threatened
- Christmas shearwater
- Manu-o-ku (White (fairy) tern) State Threatened
- ‘Ewa‘ewa (Sooty tern)
- Pakalakala (Gray-backed tern)
- Noio (Hawaiian black noddy)
- Noio-koha (Brown noddy)
- Blue-gray noddy
- ‘A (Masked (blue-faced) booby)
- ‘A (Brown booby)
- ‘A (Red-footed booby)
- ‘Iwa (Great frigatebird)
- Short-tailed albatross (migratory) State and Federal Endangered
Laysan Alabatross, FWS
Wikipedia page links for endemic (or near endemic) seabirds of Hawaiʻi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_endemic_birds_of_Hawaii) are below. Colored text indicates IUCN designations (VU-vulnerable, EN-Endangered, CR-critically endangered, NT-not threatened; LC indicates least concern).
- Hawaiian petrel or ʻuaʻu, Pterodroma sandwichensis VU
- Newell’s shearwater or ʻaʻo, Puffinus newelli EN
- Bryan’s shearwater, Puffinus bryani CR (P. assimilis: LC)
- Bonin petrel, Pterodroma hypoleuca LC 99% of the total population breeds on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
- Laysan albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis NT 99.7% of the total population breeds on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
- Black-footed albatross, Phoebastria nigripes NT 97.5% of the total population breeds on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
- Hawaiian stilt or aeʻo, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni (NR) (H. mexicanus: LC)
A good place to see Hawaiʻi’s seabirds is the Kilauea Point NWR. See a description and story here: https://www.laaudubon.org/blog/2018/12/10/birding-the-kilauea-point-national-wildlife-refuge-in-kauai-and-my-interview-with-seabird-biologist-andr-raine.
A very nice video Saving Kauai’s Seabirds was produced and was an official 2019 selection in the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City. It can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=1SCiwnpotYg&feature=emb_logo.
For a description of birdlife on Oahu’s offshore islets look here: http://hbmpweb.pbrc.hawaii.edu/dlnr/projects/offshore.
An informative article on Pacific Golden Plover (kolea) migration by Wally Johnson is here (only the intro and photo is available for free): https://cosmosmagazine.com/life-sciences/epic-journeys-plover.
In addition to the video mentioned above for Kauai:
Hawaiʻi petrel video moving chicks: https://abcbirds.org/video-Hawaiian-petrels-journey/.
Albatross and climate change relocation: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/160523-albatrosses-Hawaiʻi-climate-change-science/.